Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 23, 2015

Why You Don’t Succeed.

You don’t succeed because you don’t think you can.

When you don’t think you can, you don’t try as hard as you need to.

When you don’t try hard enough you don’t get the results that you want.

When you don’t get the results you want, you reinforce the idea that you don’t think you can.

That spiral continues until you disrupt it.

Until you rip from the roots of your soul the disbelief in your ability to do whatever it takes, you’ll never work hard enough or try long enough to get to where you want to be.

You’ll fail and flop and blame other people for your own lack of confidence and poor performance.

And the answer is simple. You have to believe.

You have to believe that within yourself is enough ability and stamina to keep doing the hard things long enough to get across the finish line.

You don’t need anyone else. You don’t need anything else.

What you have and who you are is all you need to succeed.

If you believe that — if you let that belief consume your soul — you’ll win.

You’ll succeed. You’ll achieve the impossible.

Start believing now.

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.