Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 1, 2015

Why Your Ideas Don’t Matter. 

Ideas don’t really matter. That you have them is a good sign.

It means that you’re alive and somewhat alert and perhaps wildly brilliant.

But the idea of having ideas isn’t all that spectacular.

So you should stop being shocked when other people don’t take your ideas all that seriously.

Because ideas don’t really matter.

How to execute those ideas is what matters.

Whether you call your ideas a strategy, new tactics, or just some solid brainstorming — figure out how to execute your idea.

Execution is what really matters. Really, the only thing that matters.

A bad idea beats an awesome idea when you can’t figure out how to get an awesome idea accomplished.

That’s why the best ideas don’t always get implemented. Because there’s no plan to actually make them happen.

There is no pathway to success.

So the obvious, underwhelming idea is the one that everyone decides to execute.

Stop focusing on great ideas and focus on ruthlessly awesome execution.

That’s the only way to guarantee your idea matters.

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.