Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 22, 2017

There’s No Substitute For Doing The Right Thing.

There is no substitute for doing the right thing. There is no substitute for leading even when no seems to be following — or even noticing.

There is no substitute for getting back on your feet when you fall, fail, and get hurt.

There is no substitute for making sure people know you care about them.

There is no substitute for doing the hard things that everyone else just makes excuses to avoid doing.

There is no substitute for resilience, determination, focus, passion, ambition, or drive.

There is no substitute for monitoring the details and fixing small problems quickly.

There is no substitute for giving more value than you take from the world around you.

There is no substitute for doing a good thing long enough for it to start working for you.

There is no substitute for taking the high road, playing the long game, and living with class.

There is no substitute for apologizing to those you hurt after you make a mistake.

There is no substitute for enduring the pain of progress to get to where you want to be.

There is no substitute for going the extra mile and then going a 1,000 more.

There is no substitute for hard work, smart work, effective work, and good old-fashioned “sweat”.

There is no substitute for agonizing over how to make a difference instead of just making more money.

There is no substitute for doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to get the results that you want.

There is no substitute for looking others in the eye, shaking hands firmly, and smiling more.

There is no substitute for following up and following through on the promises that you make.

There just isn’t any substitute for doing the right thing.

That’s why we call it the right thing.

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.