Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 16, 2018

You Can’t Make Smart Decisions When You Don’t Know What You Want.

You can’t make decisions better when you don’t know what you want.

This is wildly important for any attempt at massive success.

You have to know what you want. It has to be clearly defined.

Something you can articulate to those around you — but especially yourself.

“YOU CAN’T GET CLOSER TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE. ”

And while that seems like an obvious observation, it’s not about one thought. Not one moment. It requires ongoing participation. Ongoing work. And daily obsession.

You might have a perception about success that there’s one specific plan for you and one right path and that your goal is to stay on the path and adhere to the plan at all costs.

Sometimes that plan works. But it’s rare.

That’s because your life is ever-changing. You can’t plan for everything.

Which is why success is best achieved when you work on it daily.

That’s not optional. It’s required. You have to know what you want. And you have to know what you want right now.

That changes everything.

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.