Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 5, 2016

Just Do One Thing That Matters.

You don’t have to get all the way there. But you do have to get started moving that direction. The problem with accomplishing big goals is that you often allow yourself to be tricked into thinking that you need to apply massive amounts of  effort over a short period of time in order to be successful.

Steady progress is your greatest weapon.

You need to build momentum.

Build it. Keep it. Grow it. And ultimately, leverage it.

Momentum is just a series of small steps applied with consistency. Day by day by day. It’s not a burst of massive energy over a few days. It’s an ongoing commitment to doing a little bit better each day than yesterday until you get  to where you want to be.

What does that mean?

  • It means you make one healthier food choice each day.
  • It means you invest the time each day to build one stronger relationship.
  • It means you trade one of your favorite TV shows to read a book that could help you.
  • It means that you stand more and do one small bit of exercise each day.
  • It means that you ask one better question — instead of giving your usual fast answer.
  • It means that you save 1% (maybe even $1) more then you are saving right now.

Take a tiny step. Do one thing.

Not 50. Not 5. Not 2.

Just do one thing today that pushes you closer to where you want to be. And then repeat that tomorrow. And the day after that. And the week after that.

And every day until you get to where you 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.