Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 26, 2016

Movement Builds Momentum.

Without momentum you will always struggle to get to where you want to be. And without movement you can’t build momentum.

When you stop and start continuously — chasing quick fixes and easy options to hard solutions — you make your journey to success exponentially more difficult.

Almost impossible.

You find yourself taking two steps forward and forty steps backward.

Without momentum you lurch between doing what is right and what is easy right now.

Momentum is the result of you doing small things with discipline and militant focus, regardless of how you feel at the time.

Over time, doing the right thing leads to success.

But you can’t build momentum without first moving. Movement builds momentum. Not the other way around.

Success isn’t about feeling like being successful. If that were the case, no one would do the uncomfortable, painfully disciplined hard work that is required.

What you feel doesn’t matter. What you end up doing does matter.

Never forget that.

On those days when you’re wishing you had the energy or inspiration to do what success demands, remind yourself of how you’ll feel looking back on your life wishing you wouldn’t have wasted your opportunity at greatness.

And then get moving. Do one thing. Well. Every day.

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.