Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 17, 2013

What Winners Want.

To be a winner you have to want to be in the game.

Not sitting on the sidelines. Not cheering from the stands. Playing the game.

But that’s where things get tricky.

Because in the game is when you’re most likely to make a mistake.

It’s where you get fatigued and hurt. It’s where the fight is.

And so when you’re in the game you’re likely to be tired and injured and looking for help.

From the stands you can hear the shouts and jeers of those who tell you what you should be doing.

You can hear the criticism and angry comments.

Apparently you’re an idiot. Apparently you don’t know how to play the game. Apparently you wouldn’t know how to be successful if it hit you in the face.

But you’re in the game. That’s where winners want to be. Fighting for the prize.

It’s safer not to play the game.

If you don’t want to be yelled at or mocked or told that you’re an idiot you probably shouldn’t ask to play.

You should just sit on the sidelines.

But if you want to sweat and bleed and fight and maybe conquer then you need to be the game.

And you need to want to be there.

Because that’s what winners do.

They want to play the game.

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.