Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 20, 2017

How Winners Think Differently.

The biggest difference between winners and losers is how they each think. Winners think about winning. What they want. What they need to do. Where they need to do it. And how.

Losers think about not losing. They don’t want to be embarrassed or look like a fool.

At a quick glance, it looks like both sets of people are aiming for the same goal. They are both putting in effort. They each have goals and dreams and aspirations. 

But the winners win. And the losers lose.

It’s a cycle that continues to repeat itself.

It’s not good enough to be afraid of the consequences of failure. That won’t make you a winner.

You might win a few battles by avoiding failure, and you might put yourself in a position where the people think that you’re successful.

But you know the truth. It’s just a ruse. You pretending to be something that you’re not.

You could win. And it would be glorious. Fantastical even.

But to get there, you have to change how you allow yourself to think.

You have to want to win more than you’re afraid of how you look when you fail along the way.

In other words, you have to be willing to look and sound and feel like a complete loser to move closer to where you want to be.

That’s the whatever in whatever it takes.

Your feelings. Public perception. Early results.

What do you want so badly for yourself, that you’re willing to give everything else up in pursuit of that awesomeness?

When you can answer that question, you’re heading in the right direction. You are thinking like a winner.

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.