Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 4, 2012

What Doesn’t Matter.

So what if it hasn’t been done before. Be the first. So what if you get it wrong a few times. Reinvent yourself.

So what if you don’t have a college degree. Be curious. You’ll learn more.

So what if no one believes in you. You don’t need approval to be successful.

So what if it gets hard. All big things require pain and loss.

So what if you keep trying and never get it right. Audacity is always the right move.

So what if people aren’t following you. They will once you do something amazing.

So what if you get hurt. That’s just the price of boldness.

So what if you’re under-appreciated. Ego would only make you complacent.

So what if everything you thought was right turns out to be wrong. Make up new rules.

So what if the experts disagree with you. They might be wrong.

So what if you give more than you get. You could just be a happier person.

So what. So what. So what.

So what.

Success is what you make it. Not what other people tell you it should be.

Success starts with your perspective.

No one can stop you when you refuse to never stop looking for answers.

The rest of the whats are just excuses.


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.