Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 19, 2014

When You Believe.

When you believe in what you’re doing it changes every part of your world. You can’t just go through the motions. It’s no longer acceptable to pretend like everything is OK.

You’re all in. Every bit of you.

From your checkbook to your working hours to the hard decisions that you have to make in order to achieve the success that you so desperately want for yourself.

Whether you are angling for a promotion, trying to improve a personal athletic best, or developing ways to improve your community, your church, or your small business — believing in your dream is the beginning of your journey.

But it also comes with a big price.

Just because you believe doesn’t mean that anyone else will believe along with you. (Or in you.)

Your belief is your belief. And just because you’re passionate and willing to change your life — because you believe — doesn’t mean that anyone else will do the same.

It doesn’t mean that those around you will still stop doubting you. Stop criticizing you. Stop telling you to give up.

You’re going to be treated unfairly.

You’re going to be misunderstood, under-appreciated, and told that you’re wrong.

Told that your beliefs are misguided and uninformed. Told that what you’re fighting for doesn’t really matter.

There’s no way around that. There’s no way around not being judged. It’s the price of having a dream.

It’s the cost of dreaming beyond your limits.

But it’s also what makes you unstoppable.

Ask yourself: “If you don’t believe in you, who else will?

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.