Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 22, 2015

Make It Work.

There is never a better time to get started. It’s hard to apologize when you make a mistake, learn from your critics (even when they’re mean), or begin a new part of life that’s scary and unpredictable.

One of the biggest reasons you won’t get started doing what needs to be done — and change your life for the better — is because you think you need something more than what you have right now.

You think you need more information.

More money. More time.

You’re convinced that when you have more of what you’re missing right now you’ll be better positioned to get to where you want to be.

That internal dialog is nothing other than fear.

Your brains survival mechanism trying to protect you from getting hurt.

That’s not logic. That’s not fact. That’s not even likely.

The truth is that it will never be a better time than right now to get started doing what needs to be done.

There will always be another priority standing in your way. You will always have fewer resources than you think you need.

There won’t be a time where you won’t think you’re unprepared.

You have to make it work.

That’s the secret to success. You have to make it work.

You take the resources you have and make things work. You don’t imitate other people’s successes or procrastinate hoping success happens automatically.

You make it work.

Put aside your frustrations about the past. Push aside your fears about the present.

Take what you have and use it to propel yourself towards where you want to be.

Every day. Step by step by step.

If you don’t make it work, is not going to work.

It’s on you. Get busy.

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.