Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 11, 2016

Whiners, Wimps, And Stone Cold Winners.

They only thing that separates you from that person you idolize is your attitude. Not money. Not education. Not your standing in society, friends you know, or how lucky your life becomes.

Your attitude is what makes the difference.

There are really only three different types of attitudes — whiners, wimps, and winners.

You’re one of these right now.

Whiners see the world as unfair.

They think that their problems are much more difficult than what everyone else around them is going through.

Whiners always think that they have a more difficult struggle than anyone else. So much so that it’s almost as if life is out to get them. People are picking on them.

Consequences are more harsh to them. You just don’t understand what they are going through.

Wimps see the world as impossibly hard.

They don’t spend a lot of time complaining about their circumstances, but they also don’t do much to change them.

They are hopeful that their life will improve, and even spend some time learning new ideas, strategies, and tactics to improve it.

But when things get tough, they just give up. They quit when things are harder than they thought they would be.

Winners see the world as what they make it.

They know that the odds against them are unfair and that it wont be easy to achieve the milestones they have set out for themselves.

Regardless, they are committed to trying. They are dedicated to doing whatever it takes until they achieve the results they want for themselves.

Most importantly, they are deliberate in protecting what they allow themselves to think about. They safe guard their positive mindset at all costs.

Check yourself. What type of attitude do you have?

Be honest with yourself.

You might have the right attitude today, but what happens tomorrow when things go unexpectedly wrong?

Winners are militant about maintaining a winning attitude.

No one can force you to not be a whiner or a wimp. No one can cheer-lead hard enough to make you a winner.

That’s something you have to decide. That’s something you’re deciding right now.

Each moment. Every day.

Who are you choosing 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.