Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 20, 2014

Ridiculous Questions You Think You Need The Answer To.

The battle for success can be long and painful. In the middle of the fight you can feel like you’re losing. Like you’re never going to get to where you want to be.

You feel bruised and bloodied, battered by the grind.

That’s when you start asking questions that you think you need the answers to. How long is it going to take? How do I know if this is working? When does it get any easier? What if this doesn’t work? Instead of focusing on the task at hand and fighting for that next inch of dominance, answering these ridiculous questions becomes all consuming.

A swirling cloud of confusion and misery.

Think about the other challenges in your life and how you respond. You don’t ask yourself each morning: Do I still need to invest all the effort I’m spending to keep breathing? And when can I stop drinking all this water? Why do I need to keep fueling my body with food? These are silly questions. You don’t waste one second asking yourself why you need to stay fueled or fed or why you should keep moving. You accept air and fuel and and fire as part of life.

Part of the battle to keep going.

So it is with your inspiration. So it is with managing the daily grind. There are an endless number of ridiculous questions you can keep asking yourself each day. You can question your sanity and challenge the reasons you have to keep doing.
But just like you don’t need to question the need to keep breathing, you shouldn’t need to question the need to keep going.
Or trying. Or fighting. Or moving a little bit closer towards where you want to be. Anything else is just ridiculous

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.