Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 18, 2015

Confusion Is The Path To Take.

If you always seem to have it all figured out, watch out. Be prepared for a life of mediocrity. The tough truth about success is that it’s a struggle. It’s a daily fight. It’s a battle against confusion, irritation, and the fear of never figuring it out.

Confusion itself isn’t the enemy. The fear of being confused, and the paralysis that it creates, is the enemy.

Confusion is the gateway to breakthrough.

Frustration and fear, paranoia and chaos — they seem like the problem, but they are just an opportunity to get you closer to where you want to be.

But first, you have to change your perspective. You have to fix the way you think about being scared. It’s uncomfortable. But necessary.

You can’t be your best if you’re not continuing to learn and adapt and improve. Frankly, that can only happen when you’re struggling to figure it all out.

If you know it all and have it all and don’t need anything else in your life, there is no reason to be awesome.

You need to do the hard stuff.

Big dreams and audacious ambition demand that you go a new direction. That you break the mold and step all over the status quo. Which sounds a lot grander than what you’re actually going to have to go through on a daily basis.

You’re going to have to fight and bleed, sweat, work, cry, and lead even when you don’t want to. But if you do, you’ll experience the breathtaking fulfillment of finding breakthrough in your life.

You’ll figure it out. And you’ll be stronger and tougher for the next battle that comes.

Success starts with a healthy batch of confusion, fear, and chaos.

That’s the path. Follow 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.