Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 6, 2017

You’re Going To Have To Sacrifice Eventually.

You’re going to have to sacrifice eventually. That’s just how life works.

You can either sacrifice now to achieve progress or you can sacrifice later when you’re still stuck.

It’s uncomfortable to have to sacrifice now. It hurts emotionally and financially — and sometimes physically.

But once you realize you’re going to have to do it eventually, it takes some of the sting away.

It forces you to examine your priorities.

You realize that the tough stuff you’re doing now replaces the misery and regret you’d otherwise feel later.

Your sacrifice now is really an investment in your future happiness. In your future success. In achieving awesome.

Make no mistake, life isn’t free. Success isn’t easy. Progress doesn’t happen without friction and pain.

For you to get to where you want to be you’re going to have to struggle and grind.

People are going to make fun of you. Your intentions are going to be mislabeled, misrepresented, and maligned.

But that’s okay. You know the secret to success.

You understand your sacrifice now pays down your future debt.

If you want something you’ve never had before, you must do something today you’ve never tried before.

Challenge yourself each morning when you wake up.

Are you trying something new? Are you sacrificing something big so that you can achieve something even bigger?

You’re going to sacrifice eventually. Make sure it’s not your dream.

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.