Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 13, 2014

What It Really Means To Be A Screw-Up.

You’re going to make mistakes. You are going to try hard and end up losing. You’re not going to get it right every first time. You’re going to bite off more than you can ever chew.

You’re going to screw up.

You’re going to aim high and miss the mark. You’re going to create something that looks ugly. You’re going to screw up. Fall short of your goal. Fail. Lose. And look like a fool. No amount of money can save you from failing. Not enough information, not enough brain power, not enough time — none of these can save you from making mistakes.

From making many of them. Daily.

And maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe trying and failing is just another way of laying it all on the line. And then crossing that line. All of life is an experiment if you’re willing to be tested.
There isn’t anything you can’t do if you’re willing to do all you can.
That includes being vulnerable enough to make mistakes. Call them what you will — making mistakes doesn’t mean you’re less than your best, it just means the best you are right now isn’t anything compared to the best that you will be soon.

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.