Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 2, 2015


Unless you’re willing to learn, it doesn’t really matter what lessons life is trying to teach you. Unless you’re committed to working hard, no amount of talent or experience will help you be more successful.

Unless you’re determined to get back up when you fall down, you’ll never get to where you want to be.

Unless you decide to give more value than you take from the world, you’ll end up acting selfishly and hurt other people around you.

Unless you want to figure it out, you’ll always find an excuse for why you’re not the “lucky one”.

Unless you start looking for answers, you’ll never find them.

Unless you focus on what really matters, you’re sure to find yourself tired and worn out — with little of the results you want for yourself.

Unless you’re deliberate about managing what matters, you’ll find yourself out of time and out of money before you’re successful.

Unless you fix your attitude, you’ll find yourself missing massive opportunities for greatness.

Unless you get started, you’ll never get anything done.

Unless you have a plan, you’ll find yourself unfulfilled — scrambling to make everyone else happy instead of yourself.

Unless you learn from your mistakes, you’re guaranteed to repeat them — along with the consequences.

Unless you focus on being amazing at one thing, you’ll find yourself being mediocre at everything.

Unless you really have an important reason for being successful, you probably won’t be.

Unless you focus on the details, you’ll find yourself losing out on the big picture — usually when it matters most.

Unless you’re investing in your own success — instead of what makes you feel good right now, you’ll never experience the feeling of being truly successful.

Unless you try more, you won’t win more.

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.