Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 12, 2015

29 Things Winners Don’t Do That You Shouldn’t Do Too.

  1. Winners don’t make excuses for their mistakes. They learn and grow.
  2. Winners don’t whine when things don’t go their way. They figure it out anyway.
  3. Winners don’t copy what other people are doing to be successful. They do their own thing.
  4. Winners don’t stay down on the ground when they fail. They come back stronger.
  5. Winners don’t shirk doing the hard work that success demands. They sweat, fight, and bleed.
  6. Winners don’t adopt the thinking of the status quo. They think for themselves.
  7. Winners don’t ignore their own weaknesses and bad habits. They fix them.
  8. Winners don’t pretend like they are perfect. They are focused maniacally on improving.
  9. Winners don’t look down on others who aren’t winners. They push them to achieve more.
  10. Winners don’t overlook the details that drive better results. They are deliberate about being better.
  11. Winners don’t care that other people aren’t encouraging them. They find inner motivation.
  12. Winners don’t spend time correcting everyone else’s perceptions about them. They focus on being awesome.
  13. Winners don’t run faster than their support team can keep up. They work as a team player.
  14. Winners don’t let money make them arrogant or take stupid risks. They stay financially disciplined.
  15. Winners don’t complain about things that are outside of their control. They focus on action.
  16. Winners don’t waste their time doing things that don’t matter. They prioritize how they expend their energy.
  17. Winners don’t try to be good at everything at the same time. They do one thing awesome at a time.
  18. Winners don’t give up when things get tough. They do the hard things that success demands.
  19. Winners don’t listen to the doubters, critics, or skeptics. They stay mentally disciplined.
  20. Winners don’t participate in mediocre activities. They focus their energy on activities that matter.
  21. Winners don’t gossip, gab, or talk bad about other people unnecessarily. They are kind.
  22. Winners don’t forget to follow up and follow through on what they promise. They deliver.
  23. Winners don’t think about defeat or success as final. They continue to set bigger goals.
  24. Winners don’t blame other people for their own mistakes. They take responsibility for their journey.
  25. Winners don’t stay complacent with their past success. They push themselves each day.
  26. Winners don’t let current chaos distract them from future success. They get things done regardless.
  27. Winners don’t put their ego ahead of achieving epic results. They work on staying humble.
  28. Winners don’t lose sight of why they are are doing what they are doing. They stay inspired.
  29. Winners don’t think of themselves as anything other than a winner. They reject negativity.

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.