Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 17, 2012

What Fire-In-The-Belly Really Means.

Often times you’ll hear someone make a comment about needing more “fire in the belly”.  And we all understand what it means.

More passion.  More fight.  More emotional investment.

It’s about an extra inner drive.

A burning to achieve success at any cost.

But it’s just an expression.  Just words that we toss around around to mean big things. It’s easy to talk about.  Easy to preach.

But harder to let drive your daily activity.  It’s a big attitude adjustment.

  1. It means that you’re tired of screwing up.
  2. It means that you stop excusing away your weaknesses.
  3. It means that you’re angry that you’re getting beat by your competitors.
  4. It means that you are eager to try again.
  5. It means that you find a way to get better.
  6. It means that you’re putting in every ounce of extra effort you have.
  7. It means that you get pushed down but don’t stay there.

That’s what “fire in the belly” means.

It’s not a sometime thing.  It’s an “all the time” thing.  An attitude of being invincible. Unstoppable.

Not perfect.  Not powerful.

Just determined.

(and that makes a big difference)

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.