Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 11, 2014

Achieving Awkward Awesomeness.

What comes naturally isn’t always what’s best for you. It’s natural to be jealous when other people get breaks that you think you deserve.

It’s natural to spend money you don’t have to buy things you don’t need.

It’s natural to try once or twice to accomplish something that requires you trying thousands of times.

It’s natural to reject criticism and feedback that makes you feel uncomfortable or you think is unfair.

It’s natural to give up too soon or quit when things get tough.

Being “a natural” isn’t a badge of honor.

It’s a reminder of all the tendencies that cripple your ability to be amazing.

Being successful means that you are willing to do what is uncomfortable, unnatural, and weird.

Don’t think that there is something wrong with you simply because what you’re doing doesn’t seem to be working yet.

Maybe it’s a good thing life doesn’t come naturally for you.

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.