Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 2, 2014

How To Win Big Doing Very Little.

You don’t have to do a lot each day to get a lot done over a lifetime. Having big dreams isn’t about you sprinting as fast as you can towards the finish line, only to collapse once you reach your goal.

It’s about the mental fortitude to do a little bit each day until you get to where you want to be.

It just takes a little bit each day.

It’s shocking when you realize how little you actually need to do in order to end up achieving your goals.

If you only change 1 degree each day, you’re headed in a completely opposite direction in 180 days.

That’s it. Six months and you are headed out of trouble.

But you have to do the tiny details that drive that 1% change each day — especially when you don’t feel like it. 1%. That’s it.

What is that?

Is that saving a few extra dollars each day? Is that saying a few extra kind words to those around you each day? Is that you learning a few facts about a new skill each day?

Whatever it is, it’s not much. It’s definitely not a sprint. It’s barely even a stroll. A few tiny steps.

Its not changing the world — right now at least.

It’s so small you might even think it doesn’t even matter.

But when you add up 1% more, day after day after day after day, you create an avalanche off awesomeness that pushes you beyond your own expectations towards achieving the goals you set for yourself.

You did it was small steps. Not all day bursts of mind blowing energy.

It takes a daily 1% burst of patience and persistence and fortitude.

Live small. Start now.

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.