Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 13, 2014

It’s OK To Be Scared.

It’s okay to be scared. It’s not okay to let yourself be paralyzed by fear. There are times when you’re going to wonder where your job is going to come from. You’re going to wonder how you’re going to make ends meet.

You’re going to wonder how it’s possible that you’re going to achieve success.

You’re going to look around you and only see things that scare you.

You’re going to feel all alone. You’re going to feel like this time might be the time that you don’t make it. That’s okay.

Its normal to get bullied by panic and fear and frustration. But it’s not okay to let that stop you from being amazing.

Do the next thing. Pick up where you left off yesterday. Dig into the details. Combat fear with activity.

Instead of standing frozen, grab a weapon and run into battle.

Take back control. No matter what situation you’re facing right now, there are always three or four actions you can take to start making things better.

Take one. Get busy. You can wait to get freaked out later.

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.