Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 5, 2012

Un-Delaying the Inevitable.

It’s inevitable that life isn’t going to treat you fairly. It’s inevitable that you’re going to find someone who is better than you are.

It’s inevitable that you’re going to try something and fail miserably.

It’s inevitable that you’re going to love someone and end up getting hurt.

It’s inevitable that some of those you call friends won’t have your back when you need it most.

It’s inevitable that you aren’t going to win every business deal you you go after.

It’s inevitable that you are going to make a mistake and hurt others as a result.

It’s inevitable that just when you think you can’t handle one more thing you’re going to need to.

It’s inevitable that the crowd is going to tell you that you’re doing it all wrong.

It’s inevitable that the once you catch a break you’re going to be labeled “lucky”.

Are you starting to see the pattern?

Success is inevitable.

But along the way it’s emotionally tasking.  It’s gut wrenching.  It’s tough.

Every part of you is screaming out for mercy.  You just want to see the finish line.

To be successful you just have to keep going.

You can try to delay the inevitable by avoiding disaster, living in the shadows, and playing it safe.

But even there it is inevitable that you’ll want more for yourself.

You’ll look around and see that what you thought was the safe choice was really the riskiest one of all.

By refusing to lay it all on the line, you’ve chosen not to live.  Not to pursue your dreams.  To lie down and accept defeat.

And then you’ll wish you hadn’t tried to delay the inevitable.

But there’s a truth about success that has rung true throughout the ages.

To be a winner all you have to give is all you have.

That, my friend, is inevitable.


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.