Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 27, 2017


Make it work. You’re never going to have all the resources you need. You’re never going to feel as motivated as you need to be. 

All the stars don’t need to align for you to get busy making progress. The truth about big goals achieved by ordinary people is that there are a lot of days where you don’t feel like doing anything. 

You’re not feeling well. You’re overwhelmed by your immediate circumstances. You’re tired and frustrated and not really sure if what you’re doing is going to pay off.  

Achieving success in your life isn’t about having the perfect circumstances. 

Your family situation and personal friendships are never going to be perfect. That’s just not going to happen. 

The people who make the most progress are those who take what they have and use it wisely. People who count their resources — not to complain about it — but to make every single thing count. 

Sometimes in your life you’re going to have money but not enough time. Other times you’re going to have time but not the right relationships. 

You can’t wait until you have it all before you put your head down and drive forward. You’ll never get it all that way. You’ll never achieve success. You’ll never make enough progress to stay the course. 

Success isn’t about the resources you have, but how resourceful you are. 

Look around you for answers. 

Isn’t it interesting that you seem to perform the best when you’re under pressure? When your back is against the wall, and your life depends upon you figuring it out, somehow you always do. 

You get creative. You’re suddenly willing to try something new. You stop noticing all your problems and instead search for answers.

This, my friend, is about mindset. What you think about. What you allow yourself to focus on. 

You’re not the first person who is in the situation where you find yourself right now.

You didn’t magically stumble into a problem that no one else has ever heard about or been able to solve. 

What you’re going through, they’ve already been through.

Someone. You may not know who. But they’re out there. 

Which means several things to you specifically: 

  1. You are just as capable of figuring out your current situation. 
  2. There are awesome people ready to help you achieve breakthrough. 

So change how you think. Pick your head up. Life isn’t especially unfair to you.

You can figure it out. Your life doesn’t need to be perfect before you get started being awesome.

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.