Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 5, 2016

Better Sorry Than Safe.

You don’t have to endure the stress and chaos of taking a chance on yourself. There’s no requirement that you give yourself a fair to achieve the impossible.

You don’t have to keep trying after you failed.

You can play it safe.

It’s painful to want more for yourself and remain unable to attain that which you feel so deeply about.

Over time, it’s natural to move towards safety in your decisions.

Safe choices. Safe partners. Safe ideas. Safe business strategy.

No one gets hurt if things go wrong.

There’s no sorry needed because things won’t “go boom”. You’re good either way.

That’s the problem. Because things that don’t “go boom” usually “go bust”.

Without risk there is no reward. The more the danger, the more delight when you end up winning.

You know that already.

You’re just tired and beaten down from the battle. You want a break.

A chance to win without having to lay it all on the line.

This moment is when you need to remind yourself how important it is that you get to where you want to be.

It’s better to go down fighting than to never have known the quest for glorious victory.

Better sorry than safe.

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.