Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 24, 2012

They Can Always Find Something Wrong With What’s Right About You.

So let’s get this straight right now: “Just because you aren’t perfect, doesn’t mean you aren’t right.” There will always be things that you do that are wrong. Some bigger than others.  Some easier to spot than others.

You’ll never completely stop being an idiot.

That’s just how you’re wired — to make mistakes.   To get things wrong.

To try and fail.  To try failing.

And along the way there is always that someone who likes to point out everything you’re doing that is wrong. They think that by dramatizing your imperfections, that they can discredit your efforts.  They think that if you are doing something wrong that everything you are trying to do must be wrong.

But they’re really just running from their own fears.

That’s the secret they hope you don’t figure out.  They don’t want you to know that they wouldn’t even dare attempt the heroics that you are undertaking  .They’re scared to death to admit that they might not be as tough as you.  As crazy or as motivated.

So they let their mental defeat turn them into a nitwit shouting nonsense at you from the sidelines.

And sadly, that is all you hear.  You hear their fear in your ears.  Their hate.  Their insecurity.

You have to be tough enough to ignore it.

You can’t believe it.   You can’t entertain for one second that they are right and you are wrong. You’re not wrong.  They are.

You’re not perfect.  They’re right about that.

But what is perfect is that you have a dream.  You have a vision.  You are on a mission.  You are attempting to better what you feel is wrong with the world around you.

Mean people will always try to dazzle you with their biting critiques of your flaws and failures.  They’ll be first to say: “I told you so” and last to ever tell you “Good job.”  For them, you are everything that they are not.  And it makes them angry and jealous.

They’re afraid that you are right.

Remember that the next time you want to lash out.  That would be wrong.  Even if what you are doing is right after all.

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.