Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 16, 2017

When You Talk About Wanting To Achieve Greatness.

Greatness isn’t a status. It’s an attitude. It’s not one particular thing you achieve. It’s the consistency with which you maintain momentum heading towards your goal.

It is measured by the focus you apply to perfecting the details. It’s magnified by the speed and sincerity with which you apologize for your mistakes along the way.

Great men do not usually achieve greatness.

It is the small and insignificant person, unwilling to give up on his ideals, who is most likely to achieve that status.

Greatness demands hunger and resolve.

You must be willing to change anything and everything in the pursuit of it.

Ego is a limitation.

So too is anything less than superhuman effort.

So when you talk about wanting to achieve greatness, make sure you know what you’re wishing for.

Greatness is a magnificent destination but a lonely journey.

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.