Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 27, 2016

You Had Better Hope So.

Without a wish, you won’t put in the work. We often decry emotions like wanting or wishing, hoping for or trying. We shrug them off with arrogant insights about “just go do it” or “just get it done”.

And certainly, getting things done is what matters.

Thinking about what you want to improve doesn’t automatically change anything.

Though it does begin the process of doing.

Without a wish for something better you won’t work harder. Without a dream that you want to accomplish, you won’t keep trying long enough to get what you want.

Without hope you’re going to die on the inside.

That’s why wishes matter. That’s why hope matters.

You had better hope you can.

Because that’s the beginning of the journey.

On those days when you do work and see little progress you’re going to feel like giving up. You’re going to feel like your effort is being wasted. That’s your pursuit doesn’t really matter.

That hope you feel deep in your soul is the flame that keeps your soul on fire.

What do you hope for? Do you know?

You had better hope so. Much.

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.