Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 2, 2012

Celebrating Failure.

It’s natural to feel like failure is the end of the world.  That there is something wrong with you. That you’re permanently destined to be a loser in whatever you do.

It happens to all of us.

No matter how high you climb, a fall always hurts.

It hurts bad.  It’s something that you start thinking about avoiding.

Failure, that is.  You start thinking that if you stop failing then life will an amazing landscape of endless successes.

But then you quickly find out that not-failing isn’t the answer either.

To be successful you have to start thinking about failure differently.

“The truth is that we fail not because we are inferior.

We fail because our dreams are superior.  Because we expect more than the ordinary and venture boldy into the unknown to bend the world to our destiny.

Failure is reason to celebrate. We are alive.”

It’s time to start living.

To start trying harder.

To fail. To get back up.  And fail again.

All the way to the finish line.

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.