Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 21, 2017

Creativity Is Messy.

Creativity is messy. Innovation isn’t linear. You might automatically assume that as you learn and grow and mature that all of your insight and experience will propel you in a straight line towards where you want to be.

But that’s not the case. Success almost always demands a reboot. A time when you fail and then figure it out.

This is a dangerous place to find yourself.

It is a scary and uncomfortable position.

So it matters that you interpret the situation right. You’re not a loser. You might not even have made any big, terrible mistakes.

The automatic cost of doing things differently is chaos.

Taking things to the next level requires a different set of tools. It requires breakthrough of its own.

You won’t go from ordinary to awesome without a few stumbles along the way.

That whole process is frustrating and messy.

But it is to be expected.

You’re trying something new. You believe that you can do something better. The end result of your breakthrough will be massive success.

So between now and then learn from your mistakes, get all the advice you can, and believe in your mission.

The price you’re paying now will be worth it.

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.