Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 21, 2015

Your Greatest Challenge.

Your greatest business challenge isn’t that your dream prospects do business with your competitors instead of you. It’s that they don’t care about what you’re doing in the first place.

Your greatest personal challenge isn’t that you achieve all your goals exactly when you think you should.

It’s that you care enough to set goals and work towards them in the first place.

At a primal level, success appears to be about not losing.

Surviving another day. Making it to the other side safely.

But when you look a bit more closely at success you realize that it’s not about winning or losing at all. It’s about caring.

It’s about you getting other people to care. It’s about you caring enough to do things that you wouldn’t otherwise be doing.

Which means apathy is your biggest enemy.

Not loss. Not failure. Not tragedy. Apathy.

Not doing anything at all. Not caring enough to do anything differently.

Your greatest challenge is to beat apathy.

  • To care more yourself. Even when it feels like you’re all tapped out on emotion.
  • To help others care. Even when they already have other priorities.

You can accomplish anything if you care enough.

You can change the world if enough people care alongside you.

No matter what you’re trying to achieve or what problem you’re trying to overcome, never forget that apathy is your greatest enemy.

Find it. Kill it. Win.

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.