Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 1, 2015

The Truth About Being Awesome.

You don’t have to be perfect to be awesome. You don’t even have to be right most of the time. But you can’t make excuses for what you do — and you can’t avoid working incredibly hard.  Being awesome — no matter how you define that right now — is the result of tenacity, focus, and irrational belligerence.

You have to think for yourself.

Just because someone else tells you that you “should” be doing something doesn’t mean that it’s best to automatically run to do it.

Just because a guru who made some money some time ago tells you “a quick and easy way” to be financially independent doesn’t mean that you can reproduce the karmic results you’re hearing about.

Most of the time it won’t work.

The truth about being awesome is that most of what you think will work or used to work probably won’t work for you getting to where you want to be.

You’re different from everyone else in thousands of complex but distinct ways. You have different skills, goals, passions, strengths, and weaknesses.

You’re you. They’re them.

Being awesome isn’t something that you can manufacture simply because you follow a series of steps that work the first time you try them.

You have to be invested in what you really want. You have to care so deeply that your bones ache when you feel like you aren’t making progress.

Try. Try. And try again.

That’s the real secret to being awesome.

And one that you can get started on right now.

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.