Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 12, 2016

What Tough People Know.

Grit doesn’t mean you stick it out — stuck alongside negative people. Persistence doesn’t mean you have to swim through the sludge of pessimism.

Focus isn’t blind. Discipline isn’t stupid.

The tough truth is that you know where you want to go.

It’s your dream. Your ambition.

Don’t let your ambition get suffocated under the oppression of other people’s criticism and skeptical thinking.

Refuse to let other people’s doubts become an affirmation of your inadequacy.

Fight through the fear that leads you to believe you’re not going to be able to achieve what you want for yourself.

Do the things that matter most.

Prioritize your day so that the things that need to get done end up happening.

Progress is the goal. Daily progress. Hourly progress. Sometimes, minute by minute progress.

You don’t need to be perfect to make progress. You just have to keep moving forward.

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.