Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 24, 2015

When You’re Stuck Being Stuck.

You’ve been told countless times to make time for what’s important.  To do things that matter. Why is it so hard then to be confident in what you’re doing?

You’ve been there before.

Maybe you’re there right now.

You have an idea in your head about what you want to do. You have a dream about where you want your life to end up.

You have goals and aspirations and challenges to overcome.

And then you turn around in the middle of your work and start to wonder if anything you’re doing really matters.

That’s just a scary, lonely feeling.

You’re not confident enough to run full speed ahead, yet you’re self aware enough to know that you should be doing something.

And whatever you’re doing you should be committed to seeing it through. All in.

The hard truth about success is that we all get stuck.

Whether it’s for minutes or weeks or years, you’re going have to face the challenge of making progress when you’re not sure what progress really is.

That’s a tough place to be.

That’s when you know it’s time to get back to the basics.

  • Time to ask yourself the hard questions about what really drives you.
  • Time to eliminate anything that’s a distraction, even with distractions that are fun.
  • Time to change up your daily pattern and add time for exercise.

Successful people are better than everyone else at getting unstuck.

They know what to do to get themselves out of a funk and back into an environment where they feel confident and productive.

Ready to take on the world.

Maybe you need to go for a walk to clear your mind — or just hit a punching bag.  Maybe you need to hire a coach who can help you see your situation differently. Maybe you need to sleep less, drink less, and work a whole lot more.

What works for you will probably seem crazy to everyone else — so don’t bother trying to fit in.

What matters is that it works for you. That you get unstuck.

And know what works so you can do it again the next time around.

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.