Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 7, 2014

One Thing Extraordinary People Do Better Than Everyone Else.

It’s easy to look at superstars and assume that they have something that you don’t have. It’s natural to automatically come to the conclusion that those who accomplish great things were born to be extraordinary. That doing mind-blowing feats of greatness was somehow predestined for them. An inescapable outcome.

The truth about accomplishing great things is that you are wired with your own little bit of genius. You have that one thing you do better than anyone else in the world.

You are wired to be a genius — you just need to get serious about it.

For some it might be hitting a 98 mph fastball into the upper deck 400 yards away. For others, it might be solving a complicated economics problem or masterminding break-out corporate development.

For you, it could be any number of an unlimited set of options.

Your genius might not be science or sports or business. It might be landscaping or parenting or community development.

The most important thing to remember is that your genius isn’t like anyone else’s.

You are unique in a million different ways.

You shouldn’t expect to be extraordinary like anyone else.

You’re not wired to be like them. And the more you try to be successful like them the more unhappy you will be.

Which is why success is such a complicated topic.

It’s great that you are looking for ways to be a better version of you.

Its smart to invest in webinars and other training where you can learn the secrets of what made someone else successful.

Just don’t get too far down “their” road before stopping to think about your own genius.

Extraordinary people don’t copy the actions of successful people around them.

They mimic winning attitudes, adopt noble intentions, and borrow compelling strategies. But they don’t just “see and do”.  They adapt smart lessons from smart people around them to benefit their own unique genius.

Extraordinary people assimilate.  They incorporate.  They blend and mold and improve. They never, ever “copy and paste”.

Think about that when you are tempted to do what seems easy or fast or “problem free”. You’re likely bound for disappointment.

Not because the person selling your their knowledge is scamming you — simply because your genius is little bit different than what you are being sold.

Think for yourself. Learn from awesome people, but do it your way.

That’s one thing extraordinary people do better than everyone else.

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.