Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 18, 2014

The Most Important Part Of Being Successful Can’t Be Taught.

You have to want it. You have to desperately crave to be successful.

Like a person who is drowning, you have to flail and fight and exert every ounce of effort within your control to get to where you wanna be.

There are a lot of skills that you need in order to be successful.

No matter what you think of as success — sports, politics, business, math, or science — there are things that you will need to adapt your lifestyle around in order to rise to the top and become a champion.

But one thing you can’t learn from a book, a seminar, or a leadership guru, is the will to win.

And it’s the most important difference between winners and losers.

Winners want to win.

It’s the driving force that consumes their entire being.

They want to win. It is all they think about.

Just like a drowning man so desperately wants one more final gulp of oxygen, winners are consumed with an inner rage to achieve their goals.

It’s not something that is nice to have or a recommended option.

It’s the most important part of the fight.

It’s what determines the final outcome.

There are a lot of people who can tell you how to be successful. They can repeat to you the exact textbook explanation for becoming a champion in whatever goal you set for yourself.

But there’s a difference between knowing and doing and craving and struggling.

You need the will to win more than you do any other set of skills.

You need passion more than you do intellectual power.

You have to want it. Deep down in your bones.

It can’t be bought or taught or borrowed.

It has to be something that’s deep inside you, driving you to do what no one else is willing to do.

Do you want it?

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.