Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 8, 2016

The Warrior’s Morning.

Don’t pray to the Almighty for the fight to go away. Ask for the courage and stamina to meet the day with the mindset of a warrior and a stomach ready for battle.

Calm your nerves. Steady your hands.

Move toward the front lines.

The enemy is just as nervous as you are. Just as tired. Just as doubtful.

He’s waiting to see how you will appear.

Hoping he has more to bring to the fight than you do. Clinging desperately to the chance that his last bit of stamina will be enough to overwhelm your fatigue and frustration.

Stand still for a moment.

Let your results swell into a tidal wave of fury.

How dare the enemy think you to be weak.

Today is not a day for you to die. It is a chance to show the enemy that your spirit is immortal.

You will not be stopped. You will not back down.

Your cause is too important to back away from.

Your duty is too great to give up now.

Shine your shield until it blinds the eyes of the oncoming onslaught.

Sharpen your blade with the precision of a surgeon.

Gird your armor tight upon you.

Breathe deeply into this moment.

Savor the silence of expected catastrophe.

Today is a day that you will conquer.

Fight on.

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.