Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 12, 2020

Movement, Momentum, And 29 Questions To Get You Focused On Getting To Where You Want To Be.

It’s been said by Tony Robbins and other smart leaders that “the quality of your life is determined by the quality of the questions you ask yourself.”


Questions lead to answers.

Answers generate emotions and drive movement.

Movement determines momentum.

Without momentum, you will always struggle to get to where you want to be.

And without movement, you can’t build momentum.

When you stop and start continuously — chasing quick fixes and easy options to hard solutions — you make your journey to success exponentially more difficult. Almost impossible.

You find yourself taking two steps forward and forty steps backward.

Without momentum, you lurch between doing what is right and what is easy to do right now.

Momentum is the result of you doing small things with discipline and militant focus, regardless of how you feel at the time.

That matters, because over time, doing the right thing leads to success.

Here are a few of those quality questions to ask yourself when you are looking for more momentum in your life.

  1. What are the top three things you know you need to do right away that you been avoiding up to now?
  2. What two good things do you need to cut from your life right now so that you are no longer distracted from pursuing your goal of being awesome?
  3. Who is that one person in your life you need to build a better relationship with starting right now?
  4. How much money do you need to set aside right now for your safety net so that you can live the life of your dreams without chasing “get rich quick” schemes?
  5. What’s been keeping you up at night over the last few months that you need to take care of right away?
  6. Who do you need to hire (or fire) right now to help you get a little bit closer to where you want to be?
  7. What are you afraid of happening right now that you’re too embarrassed to even say out loud?
  8. Are you as financially fit as you need to be right now or are you just hoping things stay lucky for you forever?
  9. Are you using the right tools to guarantee that you follow up and follow through on a consistent basis?
  10. Do you find yourself gravitating towards the fast and easy solution or are you willing to work hard right now?
  11. How often do the opinions and criticism of others cause you to throw away the ideas you’re working on right now?
  12. Would you be doing what you’re doing right now if you knew you only had a few days left to live?
  13. To whom do you need to say “Thank you” or “I’m sorry” for something that has happened recently?
  14. Who do you need to become to be more candid right now with the people that are relying on you for direction?
  15. What personal health habits do you need to improve right now in order to get to your full potential?
  16. How often do you try things before you decide that your idea isn’t going to go anywhere right now?
  17. Right now do you actively seek out time for meditation or personal exercise on a daily basis?
  18. How much time do you spend watching television, movies, or playing video games each day right now?
  19. How often do you set aside time right now to nurture your soul and dig into the pain and fear that tries to control you?
  20. Are you mentally strong enough right now to ignore your critics even when they claim to have your best interests at heart?
  21. What would you do if you lost everything right now?
  22. Who are the 5 people you admire most right now that you need to start associating with?
  23. Who do you blame right now when you don’t like the results you been getting?
  24. What would others say about you right now if they were asked if you were a person of integrity?
  25. How often do you allow yourself to dream big dreams without talking yourself out of getting started right now?
  26. What is that one thing that others would say is your super power right now?
  27. Do you treat others as compassionately right now as you like to be treated when everything goes wrong for you?
  28. What would you be doing right now if you weren’t afraid that you couldn’t do it?
  29. Are you actively looking right now for opportunities where you can give value to those who need it most?

Remember, you can’t build momentum without first moving. Movement builds momentum. Not the other way around.

Success isn’t about feeling like being successful. If that were the case, no one would do the uncomfortable, painfully disciplined hard work that is required.

What you feel doesn’t matter. What you end up doing does matter.

Never forget that. It’s time to ask yourself the hard questions about why you are where you are and what it is going to take to get you to where you want to be.

On those days when you’re wishing you had the energy or inspiration to do what success demands, ask yourself how you’ll feel looking back on your life wishing you wouldn’t have wasted your opportunity at greatness.

And then get moving. Because your success matters.

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.