Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 24, 2014

It Doesn’t Matter One Bit.

It doesn’t matter what other people get away with that you can’t seem to let slide by. It doesn’t matter what you think is fair or how often things seem to be unlucky for you. It doesn’t matter how many more times you have to try than those around you. It doesn’t matter how other people got rich, built a following, or became successful. It doesn’t matter what other people think of your ideas, plans or goals. It doesn’t matter that you seem to have fewer answers than everyone else you know. It doesn’t matter that they don’t think that you can do what you say you’re going to do. It doesn’t matter that you’ve already tried to be successful and have only failed in the past. It doesn’t matter what you hear from the experts about what you should be doing.

It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t matter one bit at all. There will always be excuses and reasons to whine.

There will always be people who are luckier than you, smarter than you, richer, better looking, and seemingly more “problem-free” then you are.

No matter what you achieve there will always be something (or someone) who distracts you . Someone, who when you start comparing yourself to them, you stop focusing on what you need to be doing and start wallowing in self pity and wasteful delusion.

Which is why you have to stop worrying about what doesn’t matter.

You just have to work hard every day. You have to purposefully stop listening to get-rich-quick advice you think is going to magically change things for you.

There is no secret formula that allows you to bypass the blood, sweat, and tears you need to put in to achieve the results you want. No webinar, online coaching program or 7-step success plan will propel you past most of the obstacles standing between you and the goal you want to achieve.

So instead of whining, whimpering, or “why-ing” your way through the day, put your head down and work.

Do what you think is important. Have a cause. Live with a mission.

Pay it forward. Be less selfish. Have a plan to realize outrageous dreams.

It doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks about you now or when you end up being successful down the road.

The only thing that matters is doing what you think is important.

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.