Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 16, 2017

The Painful Importance Of Having Hustle.

Hustle doesn’t always mean sprint. Most often it means “grind.” That’s the tough truth about trying to go places. It’s not usually going to go the way you want it to. At least not right away.

You have to fight for every inch of progress you want to achieve.

On the good days, you’re going to feel like what you’re doing actually matters.

On the bad days, you’re going to feel like a complete loser.

And for most every other day, you are going to feel like you are putting in a lot of hard work with no clear indication that what you’re doing is actually going to pay off.

Which is why we call it hustle.

And why you need to have it.

Despite the obstacles in your way, you have to continue moving your feet.

You have to try new things. You have to seize new opportunities when they emerge unexpectedly.

When you look back, you’ll see the impact of your unrelenting progress. You’ll recognize the fruits of your hustle.

But only when you keep moving. And only if you’re willing to endure the loneliness and confusion of getting your hustle on.

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.