Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 2, 2016

If You Aren’t Wound Up About It Don’t Do It.

Stop doing things that don’t matter to you. If you can’t get passionate about what needs to be done or the reason while you’re doing what you’re doing, then you shouldn’t be doing it at all.

You’re just wasting your time. Going through the motions.

You’re just staying busy.

If you’re not careful, that’s how you’ll find yourself spending most of the day — checking off boxes instead of exerting passion into efforts that could catapult you exponentially forward towards where you want to be.

Do things that matter. Get passionate about the things that should matter.

That’s not an excuse to avoid doing hard things or a license to ignore the details.

It’s a reminder that just because you’re busy throughout the day and tired at the end of the day doesn’t mean you are closer to where you want to be.

Momentum comes from movement in the right direction.

Focus and militant inertia.

It doesn’t take massive amounts of progress each day to get you to where you want to be. You can just do one thing. And if you do that one thing that matters each day, your life will be forever changed.

You’ll be wildly successful — no matter what that means for you right now.

Just find one thing that matters and do it. Every day. No matter how you feel or what other people say about you.

Never forget why you’re doing those actions in the first place. Never lose the passion that pushed you in that direction in the first place.

You’re going to need it.

That fire is the energy you’re going to need to finish this journey.

Without it you’re just going to sputter to a stop.

Momentum lost. Game over.

Get wound up about what you’re trying to do. Stay that way.

Do one thing that matters today.

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.