Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 28, 2009

Perspective on Quitting


There are not many “walking on fire” acts of bravery that compare to  stepping into the shoes of “chief sales maker”….Whether you are the CEO of a 1-man start-up venture or the lead sales architect at a Fortune 10 global enterprise, gambling your reputation, your paycheck , and your lifestyle on your ability to generate a lot of SOMETHING from a wide-open disadvantageous position of  NOTHING is a complete adrenaline adventure…

It’s not something you start without fighting to be the last one standing.

And so I am confused why sales dudes of all shapes, colors, creeds, and skills give up so easily (and usually with the best of excuses).  Did I miss something, somewhere where it became fashionable to replace effort with hope?  And why does everyone have a “side-project” going on instead of a “life project”?

It’s really much more simple than that.  Success is about putting in the effort, the time, the passion to show up for your destiny.  And if you think about it:

If you quit today you never get to see the success of tomorrow.

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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.