Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 17, 2013

When You’ve Got Nothing You Might Be Wrong.

You might just have enough motivation to get you across the finish line. That’s what “nothing” gets you. You want more. More than you would otherwise.

That’s just how we are wired.

When things are too good we get lazy, sloppy, and not too eager to take on challenges.

We stop engaging, fighting, and working towards bigger goals.

We give up a little bit inside.

And while having it good isn’t bad, it might be what’s stopping you from taking on even bigger challenges.

Instead of pushing past your boundaries you’re happy with “good enough”.

Desperation is the difference.

Sometimes when you have nothing to lose you, you have so much more to gain.

So if you’re broke or tired or beaten down — if you think you can’t make it one more time — you might be dead wrong.  You might be in the best possible position to go do something truly breathtaking.

You might be wrong.

And that’s a good thing for you. Because you’re about to be amazing.

You just have to stick with it.

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.