Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 7, 2015

Why Only Extraverts Win And How To Be One.

It’s not good enough to just go through the motions. It’s not good enough to just care sometimes.

What you do won’t matter if doing it right doesn’t matter to you.

Being successful is hard work.

No matter what success means to you — making more money, being in love, raising great kids, or getting promoted — it’s going to take you massive amounts of effort and focus in order to achieve the results you want for yourself.

It’s going to take you more effort to win than you think it will right now.

Success is going to demand extra pain from you. Extra mental torture. Extra confusion. Extra uncertainty.

That’s the reality of achieving big dreams.

You think you know what it’s going to take to win, but along the way you realize that it’s taking so much more than you ever imagined possible.

That breaks most people. That stops most people in their tracks.

They think they’re ready to do the 7 steps someone else told them is necessary in order to be successful, but when they realize it’s 70 steps — not 7 — they crumble, whither, whine, and give up.

They don’t have anything extra to give.

They have enough energy and ideology to do most of what they’re told. But the journey to success bends and breaks them when extra is required.

Success has always been about that extra something you’re willing to give. That extra focus. That extra effort. That extra tolerance for pain.

Sometimes you can’t even describe what that extra something is. But you know it’s there when you’re being asked to give it.

It’s the difference between winning and losing.

In those times where you’re being pushed for more know that this bit of extra from you is what determines how successful you will ever become.

Giving extra is really all that matters if your goal matters.

So step up and deliver.

Be an extravert.

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.