Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 24, 2017

What Doing Your Best Means.

All you can do is your best. You can’t do someone else’s best. You can’t do better than your best. And there is no such thing as giving 110%.

Success requires that you give all that you have. That you hold nothing back.

When you’re tired, you still do work. When you’re offended, you still get up and grind. When other people tell you that what you’re doing doesn’t matter or won’t count, you ignore them and execute your plan.

You’re not superhuman. You feel pain. You get beaten down and discouraged by the daily struggle.

You just decide you’re not willing to give up.

You’re not willing to walk away from your dream until you’ve achieved it. That’s what doing your best–and being your best–is all about.

You’re willing to dig deeper into your own thoughts and motivations and inspire yourself to do what is uncomfortable. To do the things that other people excuse away as being “too much.”

When you think about it though, you have to question when was the last time you truly gave your best. Do you remember? Has there been a time recently where you knew you did everything you could do?

Without any hedging. Without any excuses. No finger pointing or passive aggression. Just you battling with every ounce of your effort towards where you want to be.

That’s the standard. Your best. You doing your best.

It is what allows Olympic champions to win a medal. It is what guides a business leader to multi-billion dollar success. It is what allows people to truly change the world around them.


Your guide rails for achieving breakthrough.

This is a personal discussion though. It’s on you. No one can make you do your best or know when you’re not doing your best. Which is why you have to be your own champion. Your own coach.

Amazing things happen when you’re all in. But that’s a decision you have to make. No one can force you.

You have to decide that what you want it’s way too important to do anything less than your best.

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.