Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 4, 2016

It’s Hard. So What.

It’s hard to hear other people’s criticism when you’ve given your best and it’s still not enough. It’s hard to get up early when you’ve worked late and slept very little.

It’s hard to smile and be compassionate when inside you are facing demons of your own.

It’s hard to think big when your inadequacies make you feel small.

It’s hard to lead others when you’re looking for a leader yourself.

It’s hard to be helpful when all you can think about are the things you desperately need help with.

It’s hard to be consistent and disciplined when what you’re doing doesn’t seem to be working.

It’s hard to believe in your dreams when everyone else around you thinks they’re crazy.

It’s hard to get back up after you fall down.

It’s hard to keep going when you’ve already gone further than you ever have before.

The path to success is full of hard things.

You can’t avoid them. It makes no sense to hope they go away. They won’t.

They will test your mettle and force you to consider what truly matters to you.

Make no mistake — it’s hard to get to where you want to be. So what.

Make progress. Not excuses.

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.