Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 2, 2012

Pushing Past Your Limits.

We each have a breaking point. A time at which we just can’t go any further. It’s exhaustion.  Fatigue.  The end of the road.

The point at which you reach your limit to keep moving forward.  And just stand with your head bent over, gasping for air.  Wondering why this moment is the moment when you’ve collapsed.

You can’t go on.

Or can you?

Is it really that simple?  Is there a limit to your capacity to achieve greatness?  Are you destined to be constrained by the boundaries of what is ordinary and expected?

What you believe about “possibilities” has a direct impact on how likely you are to push past your limits.  Past the obstacles that stand in your way right now.

It impacts your business perspectives, the way you view personal relationships, and your day-to-day attitude towards achieving what you want for yourself.

If you believe that the only thing that limits you is how hard you are willing work then there is nothing that you can’t do.  You can do anything that you are willing to work for.

You make the difference.

That’s the secret to pushing past your limits.  Working harder.  Working with more focus.

And don’t be so quick to dismiss it.  Stop thinking that you’re above it.  Too sophisticated for strategies like sweat and blood and tears.

There is little that hard work can’t solve.  So if you’re not solving — if you are at the edge of your limits — you need to work a little harder.

And no one else can stop you.  Or make you put in the effort.

It’s a something you have to believe in.  You have to believe in you.  Believe that you make the difference.  Believe that you set the limits.  Believe that the obstacles in front of you are for ordinary people.

And that’s not you.  You’re extraordinary.

Not because it’s easy.  Not because you’re lucky.  Not because of your college degree, what’s on your resume, or who you know.

Because of your relentless obsession with doing what is hard and unpleasant.

Working hard enough to push past your limits.


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.