Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 8, 2014

How To Tell If You’re Losing Before You Do.

You don’t go bankrupt all in one day. Your marriage doesn’t crumble overnight. Your business doesn’t fail because you make one bad move one day.

Failure is a process, not a moment in time.

The things you do are less consequential than the thoughts you think.

Your philosophy for life and your attitude towards the things that happened to you on a daily basis impact your ability to achieve greatness.

You start losing before it actually seems like you are.

That’s because your attitude drives the decisions that you make.

Whether you realize it or not, your perspective on life enables you to either create hopeful outcomes from negative situations or to spot the one wrong thing in magical moments.

That the the reason why it’s so deadly. The wrong perspective on life will destroy your chances of success.

Chances are you won’t see it happening until it’s too late.

You don’t realize that your personal negativity is crippling your ability to act entrepreneurial — until it’s too late. You don’t get it that reacting the way you are is costing you revenue, profit, relationships and opportunities — until it’s too late.

It’s not your business strategy. It’s your outlook on life.

It’s important to fix your attitude before it’s too late. If you want to know if you’re going to fail, you need to ask yourself hard questions:

  • Are you always looking for the “easy path” instead of putting in the hard work necessary to achieve results?
  • Do you blame others when you make mistakes, face obstacles, or hear harsh criticism?
  • How often do you make choices based on how much money you can make “right now”?
  • When do you ask for help, seek out mentors, and build relationships with people who are smarter than you?

You’re losing, and you don’t know it.

That’s a shame because winning is just as easy of a choice as losing. It’s just a different set of attitudes.

It’s a choice to be positive. A choice to be focused. A choice to do the hard things.

Anything else is just a decision to start losing — which isn’t a help in getting you closer to where you want to be.

Choose better. Live better. Be better.

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.