Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 27, 2016

26 Inspired Insights For Winning At Business And Life.

  1. Your ability to win is directly related to your ability to tough it out.
  2. Inspiration is a reward. You have to work for it and fight to keep it.
  3. The opposite of success isn’t failure. It’s apathy.
  4. You don’t need to worry about getting it wrong as long as you are willing to keep trying.
  5. Just because the critics are louder than you doesn’t mean they’re right.
  6. You’re not stuck. You’re just not making the right choices.
  7. The fastest way to get hurt is to look back while running forward.
  8. If you’re not radically different, you’re really not different at all.
  9. The path to realizing your full potential travels through the valley of setbacks.
  10. What works for someone else almost certainly isn’t going to work for you.
  11. Don’t believe everything you don’t hear.
  12. If you don’t believe in yourself, no else’s opinion will be enough to keep you motivated.
  13. There’s no such thing as burnout. If there’s enough fuel, the fire always burns.
  14. You don’t have to be “up for the job” to finish the job.
  15. If you have to tell people that you’re the one in charge, you’re probably not.
  16. Even if life were easier you wouldn’t be any happier.
  17. Effort is one of the only factors in life that is solely within your own control.
  18. If you think you just can’t make it, you probably won’t.
  19. Motivation is like oxygen. You only know it’s missing when you’re gasping for more.
  20. The difference between winning and losing is when you stop trying.
  21. Spend the time you worry about what other people think about you proving them wrong.
  22. Nothing works better to keep you inspired than being dissatisfied with where you are in life.
  23. Changing might hurt right now, but losing hurts forever.
  24. Working hard is working smart. There isn’t anything smarter you can do.
  25. Success isn’t about the resources you have but how resourceful you are.
  26. The greatest discovery you will ever make is that nothing is impossible.

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.