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 is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.