Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 21, 2015

You Weren’t Ever Really Burning.

Don’t ask what you need to do in order to stay motivated. Don’t wonder what’s missing when you can’t find the inspiration to do the hard things.

The hard truth about finding inspiration is that if your goal is big enough and meaningful enough, you’ll stay motivated.

If it matters, what you do will matter to you.

It’s that simple.

If what you’re doing doesn’t deeply matter, you’ll find yourself “burned out” and looking for new ways to get inspired and reignite your passion.

In all honesty, you probably weren’t really burning in the first place.

You were excited. You were hopeful. But you weren’t really burning.

You weren’t on fire. Inflamed. Explosively propelled towards greatness.

The passion of the moment fooled you.

Now you’re left gasping for air, looking for fuel, wondering what you need to do to get back on track.

The answer is all the way at the beginning. Where things started.

The moment you decided you wanted to change in the first place.

That’s where you need to go. That’s where you’ll find the answer to your inspiration.

Think back to why you’re doing what you’re doing in the first place.

  • What deeply personal reason drives you?
  • What difference will this change make in your life?

Don’t just think about.

Obsess about it.

Every day. Every hour of the day.

Let it inflame your will and fire your resolve.

Maybe the reason you’re struggling to stay inspired is that you were never on fire in the first place.

Maybe it’s time to change that.

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.