Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 26, 2018


If you’re not willing to be uncomfortable you won’t be successful. 

No matter what goal you want to achieve it requires you getting out of your way and doing something new.

Trying something that you’ve never tried before. Failing when that doesn’t work and then looking for new answers and ideas.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or make more money, get promoted, learn a new skill, or figuring out how to reduce the level of stress and chaos in your life — discomfort is a required part of the answer.

And unfortunately, that’s not something that comes automatically for you.

In fact, the idea of being uncomfortable pushes back against everything you’ve ever thought of as success.

  • You want more money so that you don’t have to be uncomfortable stressing out about paying the bills.
  • You want to lose weight so that you don’t have to be uncomfortable when other people look at you weird.
  • You want to get promoted so that you don’t have to be uncomfortable listening to somebody else tell you what to do.

But to get what you want, you have to be uncomfortable. Along the way, it’s a requirement. A stipulation. A necessary ingredient.

One way to measure your progress is to measure your tolerance for being uncomfortable. If that’s the measuring stick, how much progress are you really making?

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.