Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 19, 2014

Don’t Live An “Almost” Life.

The problem with playing it safe is that you spend a lot of time and energy doing nothing. You don’t make easy decisions because you need more evidence. You wait until you have the data to show you that your original idea was right. You pause, stop, and start  — only to pause again.

In your quest to never get it wrong, you never get it right.

You play it so safe that you never end up doing anything that matters.

You don’t do much of anything at all. You always have a good excuse why you’re waiting to begin doing what is necessary. But you never end up with the results that you want.

And so you live a life of “almosts”. Almost successful. Almost tried hard enough. Almost changed the world.

But none of it actually ever happens

Almost forever is the same as never.

You can’t play it safe and change the world. You can’t play it safe and lead. You can’t play it safe and win wars.

You have to get hurt. You have to try and fail and try again.

But if you’re willing to get started, there’s a good chance you’ll achieve things you never imagined possible before.

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.