Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 29, 2016

You’re Not Ready, But So What. 

You’re always going to be afraid. It doesn’t get any easier. You’re always going to feel inadequate. That’s because success is hard.

You’re always going to need more time. Especially if you are short on resources.

In truth, it’s never the perfect time to pursue your dreams.

There is always another obstacle.

Always a legitimate reason why you’re not the right person to pull this one off.

You’re never as prepared as you want to be. Never as confident as you need to be.

That’s not going to change as long as you keep dreaming. And working. And trying.

That’s the cost of progress. Complete emotional investment.

All you have. And then some.

You think you’re ready to do whatever it takes.

You say you’re willing to lay it all on the line. But when you’re in the thick of the battle, it’s easy to see things differently.

You’re tired and beat down, low on courage, and scared you could lose it all.

Just remember that’s how everyone else feels too.

You’re not alone.

You’re not doing this all by yourself.

Every brilliant discoverer, every magnificent inventor, every mind-blowing business innovator — they all felt the same way as you do right now.

But instead of slowing down or giving in to their emotion,  they put their head down and made forward progress.

Small steps. Each day. Doing things that matter.

Regardless of the obstacles.

They refused to make excuses. Refused to accept failure as final.

What’s the lesson? Do work.

When all seems lost, do work.

Make progress. Move forward. Will yourself to do one thing that matters. Today. And the next day.

Until you get to where you want to be.

If you wait until you feel like it, you’ll never get started.

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.