Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 17, 2016

What Do You Want?

What do you really want? The question isn’t what you need or what you like or even what you hope happens.

It is — what do you want?

When is the last time you thought seriously about what you want?

Do you want more money?

Do you want less stress? Are you looking for a way to grow your business?

Maybe it’s satisfaction you want or the personal enjoyment of proving someone else wrong.

You won’t get what you want until you know what you want.

Instead of buying into the ideas and aspirations of other people, you have to dig deep in your soul and challenge your preconceived notions about what you want.

You can do anything.

You can achieve whatever you set your mind to do. But none of that happens if you don’t know what it is you want.

Before you do, you have to know.

What you want might be so crazy you’re not comfortable sharing it with anyone else.

That’s okay. The person who needs to know knows.

The shame for most people is that they’ll allow themselves to be stressed out and overworked executing what somebody else wants for themselves rather then taking time to sit quietly and figure out what they want for themselves.

Nothing changes until you know what you want. Figure that out 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.