Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 11, 2018

SUCCESS ISN’T AN ACCIDENT. IT’S ON YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

No one cares if you don’t succeed. Not really. Not like you do.

There are people around you who love you and want the best for you. But they’re not willing to fight for your dreams like you are. Like you need to.

They are there to support and love you. To encourage you. To help you dream.

The real work has to be done by you.

That’s important to realize, to understand, to embrace.

You have to wake up each morning with the determination to make the most of the time that you have.

“IT’S ON YOU TO ELEVATE YOUR GAME. IT’S ON YOU TO DREAM AND SOAR, PLAN, PREPARE, AND STRATEGIZE. NO ONE ELSE CAN DO THOSE THINGS FOR YOU.”

It has to come from inside you.

If you’re waiting for help before you get started, you’re never going to get started.

And if you happen to get started, through some stroke of luck, you won’t keep going. You’ll quit. Give up. And go back.

Because the power to move forward, in spite of tough times, has to come in from inside you. That resilience and determination that determines your ultimate trajectory is the result of what you manufacture inside you.

Is it fear? Is it excuses or whining? Or is it love and passion, purpose, potential, and a sense of awe?

No one else cares if you succeed. But you should.

Success isn’t an accident.

Success isn’t even about you being in the right place at the right time. It’s about a purposeful and deliberate series of daily motions that you execute.

It’s what you allow into your life. The things you surround yourself with. What you do and where you go.

Your results are not an accident. It’s on you to get what you want. And to get started right now.

What’s holding you back?

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.