Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 13, 2015

That One Thing.

You don’t need to do 100 things to be successful. You don’t need to do 50 things to achieve outrageous success. You don’t need to do 20 things or 15 or even 10.

You just need to do 1 thing.

One thing — really really well.

Which means you’re going to have to be more disciplined than you’ve been in the past. More curious. More demanding about your performance.

Instead of just glossing over the details you’re going to have to dig in, be brutally honest, and take no prisoners.

You can’t do that with 10 things or 5 things or even 2.

It’s the hardest job in the world to do that with 1 thing.

Which is why you need to slow down, scale back, and focus on what makes you magical.

Instead of trying to please everyone else, you need to get serious about taking your skills to the next level.

No more excuses. No more hiding behind activity that doesn’t really matter anyways.

No running from the truth.

Just an uncontained exuberance for breakthrough in 1 clearly defined, outrageously awesome category of life.

For right now at least. You can move on once you’ve conquered.

But you can’t go anywhere until you build up enough momentum to turn your 1 thing of ordinary into 1 thing that’s extraordinary.

What’s your 1 thing?

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.