Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 17, 2015

Where Greatness Is Found.

Anyone can do what is easy. That’s why we call it easy. By definition, it is not hard to do.

It’s easy. Comfortable. What comes naturally. Second nature.

It doesn’t require much sweat or emotional agony. It’s just something that you do instinctively.

And it won’t be what solves your problems.

If there were an easy answer to your situation, you would have already figured it out by now.

Maybe even started working on it.

The hard truth about hard problems is that they’re never solved by doing what is easy.

It doesn’t happen. Cant. Won’t. Ever.

Sticky, complex problems demand that you do what is hard and uncomfortable in order to turn things around. Start there.

Start by looking for the uncomfortable, emotionally demanding solution.

Instead of wasting time jumping from quick fix to quick fix, you’ll find yourself building momentum around a plan that ends up actually working.

Your competitors won’t do it. Your peers will think you’re crazy. Your friends and family will try to convince you to not hurt yourself.

If being successful doesn’t really matter to you then enjoy the chaos of avoiding what could really change your life for the better.

The tough road. The hard fix. The uncomfortable grind.

That is where greatness is found.

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.