7.15.2013

Just Because There Is A Road.

That’s not a good enough reason to head in a particular direction.

Just because there is a lane and a fast surface doesn’t mean you’ll end up where you want to be.

Sometimes the road takes you where everyone else is. Not on top. But in the middle.

And if your goals are grandiose, crazy, or bold, the road probably won’t end up leading you there.

Because the road is for safety, not adventure. For speed, not purpose.

And that’s not bad.

It’s just not for you. Not if you want more for yourself.

Not if you’re a dreamer, a wanderer, a fighter, or obsessed with outrageous vision.

The road is just a distraction. Ignore it.

Aim for where you want to be and leave a trail.


  • Joe Kerouac

    Ohhhh, yes. Nice validation for ignoring the collective GPS.

    • http://www.WaldschmidtPartners.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      Yes, Joe, Yes…. Ignore the crowd. Be awesome. Let the rest of the world figure that out on their own. Meanwhile you are on the to the next thing. :-)

      Dan

  • Lucas Tacconi

    Easy to say but no that esay to do it every day right? I remember one post from you explaining your technique to rum, following the line and just putting one step over the other. A fully agree with both versions. I think there is a mix between following the road and suddenly taking a leapfrog. What do you think?

    • http://www.WaldschmidtPartners.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      It’s not easy to plunge into the unknown and go do something that is scary and dangerous. But if you follow your own line — lead your own direction — you find yourself leapfrogging your old ambitions.

      Dan

  • happy susie

    I believe in destiny, as a child I dream of having a perfect family, study hard and have a good job. I was unaware of what lies ahead. Too many obstacles along the way but I have achieved a simple dream for 24 years I had a perfect family and eduction landed me a good job in a beautiful country I have never thought of as a child. So you are right just because there is a lane that’s it. I wished to get out so destiny took me further.

    • http://www.WaldschmidtPartners.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      I am excited to hear about your dream and how you are turning your dream into reality. Incredible…

      Dan

      • happy susie

        Yes and if we follow our dream no matter how difficult the path it becomes there is light at the end of it. Patience and never give up hope. I hope I can say that for the people devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. Its just too difficult to weigh the pain they have gone through and still getting text they are hungry no supplies has arrived. We overseas went to give a hand but time is too precious lives may continue to go if we can’t act quickly. Dan I together with our Dee Why Filipino parish priest and the Filipino Dee Why community will organise fundrising tomorrow Friday whe he arrive. I wish more people will help

      • happy susie

        We have to make sure help goes to the victims not corrupt politicians unfortunately. But for the sake of desire to help we have to do something for the cry for help is overpowering hearing they smell death in the air meant epidemic outburst if the bodies not Burke and taken out soon. To do that they need man power to search for bodies but this takes time and there isn’t enough. Please help. I will update you regarding this cause or Email me please Dan. I know you have the power to do so much for others. God Bless your heart because I see a lot of good positivity in you.

      • happy susie

        Thank you Dan. Life is incredible because we keep on going and people who is interested to share ideas and sincere person like yourself has a lot to contributed to people in making their dreams possible. You inspire and motivate people and I thank you

      • happy susie

        Thank you Dan for your sincere interest in our opinions. Reality is reachable because of good advice. Your contribution is wonderful.

        • http://www.WaldschmidtPartners.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

          Thank you for the kind words. :-)

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