Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 16, 2013

Do What Scares You Most.

Make the call you’re afraid to make. Spend the money you are afraid to spend.

Leave the job that you hate so much.

Demand civility, even when calling names is easier to do.

Admit when you get it wrong.

Fire the client that robs you of your joy.

Gamble on saying “I love you” first.

Believe that you will get it right the next time around.

Challenge the “facts” in front of you.

Invest in your long term success.

Ask the question you don’t really want an answer to.

Share your concerns when you’re concerned.

Denounce pettiness and passive aggressive.

Get help for “head stuff” instead of pretending everything is alright.

Believe in what you believe.

Stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves.

The best parts of life are scary.

So it’s OK if you’re scared along the way.

But being scared isn’t an excuse for you to avoid being the person that you need to be.

Do what scares you.

And if you do it every day, you’ll find yourself a lot less scared by what’s happening around you.

Because one by one by one you’ll have done everything that you once thought was too scary to think about trying.

And that’s a pretty incredible place to be.

Fearless. Focused. Fighting for who you want to be.

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.