Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 18, 2016

Be The First.

Be the first to get back up when you get knocked down. Be the first to apologize when you’ve hurt other people.

Be the first to learn from your critics and the skeptics.

Be the first.

Be the first to show gratitude and give to those who need help.

Be the first to question what other people tell you is obvious.

Be the first to push the limits of your past possibilities.

Be the first.

Be the first to stop and enjoy the moments you get to win.

Be the first to do that that one thing you’re afraid to do.

Be the first to believe in second chances and even thirds.

Be the first.

Be the first to do the things that others make excuses to avoid doing. The annoying things. The frustrating things. The things that you don’t want to do.

Those are the things that everyone is struggling to do. Because they hurt.

And so instead of doing those things  — and being wildly successful — most people just make excuses. And never get unstuck.

Which is why you need to be the first.

The first to do the things that matter.

You know what those things are. You’ve been thinking about them for some time now.

Go do them. Make today the first.


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.