Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 28, 2017

4 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves.

The principles that drive success are timeless. They are not trendy or fashionable. They don’t just work in a particular region or for one generation. They aren’t governed by how much money you have or what degrees and certificates you have achieved.

The basic building blocks of success and breakthrough are always the same.

Effort, curiosity, personal accountability, and a definite goal — these are the core elements of success.

Ask yourself the following questions.

  1. Am I working passionately and desperately towards getting to where I want to be?
  2. Am I willing to question anything and everyone, even when I look stupid doing it?
  3. Do I take responsibility for the consequences of my actions on the outcomes around me?
  4. What one incredible thing do I want most in life right now?

When you can answer these questions honestly, you are well on your way to finding breakthrough.

The tough truth is that most people don’t work hard enough, don’t question long enough, and don’t take responsibility for enough of what happens to them.

And when you don’t put enough into your formula for success what you get out is never enough.

You are left stuck in a miserable loop of dissatisfaction.

Living with the miserable awareness that you could be better. That you could do more.

Success is possible as long as you’re willing to focus on what really matters.

Those four questions will help get you there.

If you don’t like the answers you are hearing, maybe it’s time for a change.

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.