Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 22, 2015

When You Want To Be Amazing.

Be amazing. Not just better than those around you. Not just good enough to get by.

Amazing. Mind-blowingly awesome.

You have to aim for something, so you might as well pick something legendary.

You have to have a goal, so you might as well pick one that is big enough to change the world.

So how do you do that?

You have to think differently about your performance.

You can’t be satisfied with the same level of commitment you used to tolerate in the past. You have to raise the bar in every area of your life.

What used to be good is now something you can no longer tolerate.

Unacceptable. Mediocre. Amateurish.

Being amazing starts with the mindset that you can always be better than you are right now.

You can always grow and develop new skills.

Your accomplishments in the past aren’t as grand as you can accomplish in the future.

Inside you is more potential. You’re not washed up, used, or over.

You have to spend time thinking about amazing things.

Not getting extra degrees. Not buying more coaching programs. Not finding more mentors.

Not more hustle, more charm, or more bravado.

Being amazing starts with what you think about in the middle of the night.  What wakes you up. What keeps you going. It’s all you can think about. It’s clearly an obsession.

There isn’t any time for worry. There isn’t space for fear. Being amazing is all that consumes you.

That’s what separates superstars from everyone else — Long before everyone else figures out that they are amazing, they’ve been thinking about their moment.

Planning for it.

Obsessing about the details. Thinking about the possibilities. Expecting the inevitability of the outcomes you demand for yourself.

It’s all consuming. All you can think about.

What are you thinking about?

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.