Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 16, 2015

Lead Angry To Find Your Way. 

If you stop doing the right thing before it starts working, you’ve done the wrong thing. But what do you do when the right thing feels wrong? Or worse, boring?

How do you endure the monotony of the daily grind, doing what needs to be done, without seeing much progress or finding inspiration from the details you’re forced to endure?

Leadership is a lonely sport. A grinding endeavor.

To be successful, you’re going to have to stay at peak performance longer than anyone else around you.

You’re going to have to be tougher. More insightful, candid, and steadfast. That requires an emotional resilience that consistently needs to be re-supplied.

You’re giving inspiration, vision, and hope. And you need to be even more deliberate about finding those same things for yourself each day.

Otherwise, what you do will soon become a series of automatic, inefficient motions. And you going through them. Without thought or potency.

Just you trying to finish what needs to be done.

Without renewal, your energy wanes. Without hope, your inspiration fizzles. Without guidance, your journey slows.

To be the best you need to find time to recharge. To release your stress. To get emotional and angry all by yourself.

When the only emotion you feel any longer is fatigue, you’ve lost your way.

Get angry. Get motivated. Get driven by a mission bigger than just yourself.

That’s not going to happen automatically or even easily.

You have to be thoughtful and deliberate and selfish in how you invest your time, money, and emotions.

If you spend them wisely, you’ll reap the rewards of extraordinary outcomes.

Don’t let being ground down grind up your ambition.

Lead angry. Conquer.

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.