Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 11, 2015

The Hard Truth About Doing Hard Things.

The truth about success is that your dream is only as good as you are willing to protect it. No one else cares about what you want to do more than you should.

No one is willing to sacrifice more for you to be successful than you are.

No one gets your vision like you do.

They don’t have the same fire that you do. They can’t understand why you’re so obsessed with getting to where you want to be.

So it’s a shame if you’re not willing to fight for you. It’s pretty pathetic when you aren’t willing to do the hard things that you need to do to be successful.

You can’t pay someone else enough to fight so that you don’t have to fight. You can’t pay someone else to think so that you don’t have to think.

You can’t avoid being better, working harder, or putting back together all the pieces that get broken when you fail.

No one else anywhere can replace you.

You’ve got to want it. It has to ooze from every fiber of your being.

That will to win — that desire to never quit until you get to where you need to be — has to be powered from the depths of your soul.

Work on wanting it. Work on eating it. Work on getting back up when life has pushed you down.

The hard truth about doing hard things is that you have to be the one doing them.

Get tough. Get busy being awesome.

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.