Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 7, 2015

It’s Not Good Enough.

It’s not good enough to try again if you’re not willing to keep trying until you figure it out. It’s not good enough to get a degree if you’re not committed to learning and getting better.

It’s not good enough to have ambition if you’re willing to take shortcuts and hurt other people.

It’s not good enough.

It’s not good enough to want to change if you’re not developing the urgency to start changing.

It’s not good enough to be smart if you don’t use what you know to make your life better.

It’s not good enough to start grand endeavors if you’re determined to do what it takes to finish.

It’s not good enough.

It’s not good enough to feel motivated if you don’t truly believe what you’re doing matters.

It’s not good enough to do some of what needs to be done if you won’t do it all, all the time.

It’s not good enough to be different if you aren’t different enough to actually get noticed.

It’s not good enough.

You’re stuck because what you’re doing isn’t good enough. It might be smart enough, tough enough, sharp enough, and better, bigger, bolder than anyone else around you.

But it does you no good to pretend like everything will work itself out when clearly it’s not good enough. And the only fix for that is brutally honest effort.  You doing what you have never done before.

You’re tough enough to be good enough.

The real question is whether you really want to be.

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.