Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 1, 2013

Changing Isn’t Losing. It Just Feels Like It.

There are no absolutes in life.

There are a lot of things that seem absolute.

The sun rises every morning and sets every evening. But even that process has its nuances. The time of the sunrise and sunset changes every day.

The same is true with dozens of personal and professional activities that you experience each day. It is different all the time. Even if just by a little bit.

The truth is that change is hard. It’s uncomfortable to change too much. There is safety in not changing. It just feels awkward and crude.

Changes necessary if you’re going to evolve and achieve new success.

Whether it is developing new selling skills, new tactics for marketing, or overall business strategy; fixing, tweaking, and bettering your situation only comes via change.

It might feel frightening, but it’s an important part of your evolution.

Learn. Learn from everything. From what you like and from what frustrates you.

The key to adopting is to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible.

Look internally at yourself.

Ask what skills you need to make a change easier.

Look at those around you. Ask yourself if they’re the best people to have in your life. Are you changing for the worse just so you don’t stand out?

Each day, you are forced to accept change or fight against it.

Whatever you choose, keep learning.

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.