Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 1, 2016

Before It Gets Better.

Your problems aren’t going to go away that quickly. They’re going to look worse before you start to feel better.

Life is going to get tougher for you, even though you’re working harder and trying more, pushing in ways you’ve never done before.

In spite of all of that, you’re going to have to soldier through more uncomfortable days. And sleepless nights. 

Before it gets better, it’s going to get worse.

You’re going to have to work hard and realize few results. You’re going to scratch and claw and barely make any progress at all.

You’re not going to feel the momentum you’re creating. You won’t be able to enjoy the progress you’re making.

It’s all going to feel like failure. Failure on top of past failure. More of the same.

And in those moments of darkness it is easy to imagine that your goal isn’t worth fighting for. That now is the wrong time to make radical changes. That you are not the person who is destined to achieve greatness.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

It has to get worse before it gets better.

You can’t make progress without pain.

That’s the hard truth about getting unstuck. You’re going to have to get a little bit more broken before the pieces start coming together the way you want them to.

Your path forward isn’t just a straight line. It’s an unknown forest where desperation and fear plague you every step of the way.

Don’t give up now.

Don’t give up because you’re trying harder than ever and not seeing the results you think you deserve.

Don’t quit now simply because nothing seems to be working.

Dig your heels in. Lift your head up. Square your shoulders.

And place your feet in front of the other, step after step after step, until you get to where you want to be.

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.