Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 26, 2012

The One Thing You Can Do Each Day That Will Change The World.

We all want to believe that what we do has an impact on the world around us.  That what we are doing is important.  Needed.  And special. But we often struggle with knowing what to do.  How to create impact.  How to feel special.

In a world where hedonism and immediate gratification are advertised, expected, rewarded, and praised, being self-centered seems like the antidote to anonymity.  But nothing could be more wrong.

That’s because it’s not about you.

Changing the world is about them.  Your clients.  Your prospects.  Your employees.  Your partners.  Your friends.  That person who doesn’t know you exist but desperately needs your help.  It’s about them.

And it’s time you did something about it.

In fact, you’re the only person who can do something about it.  It’s all up to you.

You’re the one  who can make a difference.  You just have to say a kind word.

That’s how you make a difference.  That’s how you can change the world.  Through kindness.

Each day you make sure one person you meet hears a kind word from you. It’s that simple.  You purposefully take the time to focus kindness on one person that you interact with.

You deliberately, purposefully take the time to show kindness to someone else.

Even when you don’t feel like it and they don’t deserve it.

That’s how you change the world.  One word at a time.  One day at a time.  Day after day after day after day.

You make a difference in the world around you.  You shine light on the darkness.  You bring power to the powerless.  Deliver hope to the depressed.  You become the change you demand in the world around you.

And its only a kind word that can make that type of difference.

You know that from your own experience.  Think about the impact kindness has had on your own life.  (On your day today.)

You climb higher when kindness enters your life.

You’re a better person.  A more valiant warrior.  A more capable leader.

You do things you would have never thought possible.  And will they too.

Will you give them a chance?


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.