Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 29, 2012

Ignore It All.

Ignore the chaos. Ignore their opinions.

Ignore your fear.

Ignore the easy way.

Ignore the panic you start to feel.

Ignore the confusion other’s create.

Ignore the actions of rude people.

Ignore the hate you hear.

Ignore your need to be right.

Ignore distractions.

Ignore easy investments.

Ignore your doubts.

Ignore your thoughts of inadequacy.

Ignore past failures.

Ignore unkindness to you.

Ignore anger.

Ignore your paranoia.

Ignore the competition.

Ignore the possibility that you’re not enough.

Ignore the urge to be trendy.

Ignore angry criticism.

Ignore the pressure to give in.

Ignore those who copy you.

Ignore the beliefs of others.

Ignore immediacy.

Ignore other people’s selfish intentions.

Ignore what look like shortcuts.

Ignore threats to your dignity.

Ignore mean people.

Ignore misplaced passion.

Ignore it all.

Everything. But the path you are creating ahead.

Ignore anything that distracts you from achieving your ambitious plans for doing something amazing.

You have to.  It’s a survival game.  It’s either you or the distractions around you.

There is only room for one.   What you can’t ignore will cripple you.  Will kill you.

And that’s not acceptable.  That’s not OK.

Ignore it all.

That’s your choice.  You have to shut off the TV, turn down the radio, and unsubscribe from media that cloud your vision of the future with anger and fear and panic.

Any other choice and you lose.  And you don’t get a redo.  You don’t get a second chance to refocus.

You just have the ashes of vitriol and spite.  You’ve destroyed what could have been.

When instead the better option was clear.

Ignore it all.

Will you?


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.