Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 27, 2015

It’s Your Duty To Be Awesome. 

It’s your duty to rise higher than other people’s expectations for yourself. It’s your duty to go the extra mile in pursuit of a better future.

It’s your duty to get back up when life is knocks you down.

It’s your duty to move past the obstacles standing between you and success.

It’s your duty to learn from your mistakes and do better the next time you try.

It’s your duty to push yourself harder than is comfortable or convenient.

It’s your duty to be unreasonable, unrealistic, and unstoppable.

It’s your duty to ignore the critics to tell you you can’t achieve your dreams.

It’s your duty to become the person that you want to be.

It’s your duty to be ready for when your moment to be awesome arrives.

It’s your duty to keep dreaming, keep working and keep believing that anything is possible.

It’s your duty to challenge mediocrity and fight the status quo.

It’s your duty to have everything you’ve ever wanted for yourself and those you love.

It’s your duty to be better tomorrow than you are right now in all the things that matter most to you.

It’s your duty to be awesome.

Duty is different than any other obligation that is placed upon you.

Duty isn’t negotiable. It’s not something you can debate. It’s rooted in a higher cause. A grander ambition. A noble calling.

You can’t just excuse away your duty. Other people are counting on you. No excuses. No pointed fingers. It’s on you to achieve what needs to get done.

Maybe it’s time you got started.

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.