Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 19, 2015

A Better Idea Is A Waste Of Your Time. 

It doesn’t matter what ideas you have. Everyone has ideas. Everyone. That guy you think is really brilliant, he has ideas. That guy you can’t stand, he has ideas too.

The crazy thing about ideas is that they don’t really matter.

You think they do.

In fact, you’ll spend a lot of time agonizing about a better idea when you think you need one.

You’ll do things you don’t normally do just to try to figure out what you haven’t been able to figure out so far.

All too late you realize that your idea doesn’t really matter.

A better idea isn’t really any better than any other idea.

What matters is your ability to execute an idea.

Horrible ideas yield tremendous success when executed with determination and finesse. Great ideas flounder and fail when not given the attention and focus necessary to drive results.

It’s not the idea that matters. It’s your willingness to do whatever it takes to consistently develop and execute that idea.

Stop agonizing over a smarter way to work. Stop wasting business cycles trying to find that one grand idea that will propel you into everlasting infamy.

Dedicate yourself to something.

Do the hard things that success demands. Keep doing those things. Day after day after day until you get to where you want to be.

While everyone else is prognosticating about what they’re going to do, you’ll have already done something awesome.

That’s actually what you wanted to do in the first place anyways, isn’t it?

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.