Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 6, 2013

If You’re Not All In, You’re Not In At All.

There’s something inspiring about knowing that you are going to die soon.  That you are dying right now. It’s scary.  But it inspires focus. It demands action, priority, and extreme behavior.

You’re suddenly “all in”.

Because you have to be.  Life demands it.  You die if you don’t fight with every fiber of your soul.

It’s suddenly obvious.  You can’t be kinda “in”.  Or kinda sorta “in”.  You are “in” or you are “out”.

That’s it.  The only choice.

Everything else appears to be a choice.  But it’s just your brain’s way of protecting you — by lying to you.

If you want to be “in” all you need to do is act like it:

  1. Show up even when it hurts.
  2. Focus fiercely on the only thing that matters.
  3. Take extreme measures to make change happen.

The difference is you.

Your intensity.  Your relentlessness.

Your unapologetic quest for answers and better results.

When you act that way, you’re guaranteed to do something incredible.

Because you’re “all in”.

Are you?

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.