Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 22, 2017


Can you feel it? Can you feel it?  Can you feel momentum pushing you from where you are to where you want to be? 

The single greatest power you have is to create and manage your own momentum. 

The first time you do anything is the hardest. You don’t exactly know what you’re doing and you’re not sure what results you should be expecting. 

The movement feels uncomfortable, and you haven’t practiced enough. 

Over time, if you keep working at it, you’ll be smooth and polished. Efficient and effective. 

That is the power of momentum. 

There is tremendous danger in not maintaining momentum. It sucks the energy out of you to stutter step. To stop and start and stop and start again. 

Usually, you stop because you don’t see results quick enough.

Or what you’re going through is uncomfortable and you don’t feel like continuing. 

No matter your reason for losing momentum, know that it is costing you the success you want for yourself. Start slow. Continue slow. Improve. Get better at what you’re doing. 

Never let your foot off the gas pedal. 

Your effort fuels your dream — not just for today but for tomorrow as well. By continuing to work hard and move towards where you want to be, you don’t just make progress today, you build the energy, focus, and experience to slingshot yourself past the obstacles in your way. 

That’s the power of momentum. 

It may not seem like much at first, but your commitment to doing something that matters in tiny bits each day leads to progress long after you’ve put in that first try. 

The simplest way to maintain momentum is to challenge yourself to do one thing that matters each day. Not 5 or 15, 3 or 7. Just do one thing that matters. 

If you haven’t been doing that, start today. 

Then keep working at it until you get to where you want to be. Don’t quit when you don’t think you see results fast enough. 

Remember, you’re not looking for results. You want to feel momentum.

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.