Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 26, 2014

Just Don’t Expect Tomorrow To Be Awesome.

There’s no good excuse for not trying. Sure — you can find a justifiable reason why you don’t want to do what’s hard but necessary.

There are always experts you can find that will tell you that what you’re about to try isn’t something that actually returns good results.

There are case studies that will clearly point out that what you want to try won’t end up working.

There are websites with testimonials and social proof showing that your big ideas just aren’t worth the trouble.

That still doesn’t change the fact that trying matters.

There’s no good excuse for not trying.

You can’t do anything without first trying to do it.

You don’t just brush your teeth. You try to brush your teeth and end up accomplishing the task of brushing her teeth — try, do, done.

Trying is your way of moving from where you are to where you want to be.

It’s the feedback loop that constantly updates you on your journey.

If you’re not trying, you’re not moving.

If you’re not moving, you’re not doing anything.

If you’re not doing anything right now, you shouldn’t expect tomorrow to be awesome.

Because you aren’t trying.


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.