Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 28, 2013

What’s The Point?

What’s the point of trying if you don’t try hard enough? What’s the point of listening if you don’t learn something?

What’s the point of complaining about failure if you don’t try something different?

What’s the point of giving if you don’t really mean it?

What’s the point of getting knocked down if you don’t get back up?

What’s the point of pretending you care when it’s clear you don’t?

What’s the point of doing what’s easy if it doesn’t work over the long run?

What’s the point of asking for good advice if you aren’t going to follow it?

What’s the point of starting big things if you end up finishing small?

What’s the point of hoping to get lucky if you only work lazy?

What’s the point of expecting a lot when you aren’t working a lot?

What’s the point of pretending like you don’t make mistakes when you do?

What’s the point of asking for a second chance when you won’t change?

What’s the point of expecting fairness when life isn’t fair?

What’s the point of looking tough when you’re not willing to do what’s tough?

What’s the point of doing what you’re doing right now?

Sometimes that isn’t always clear.  Sometimes in your busyness and fear what comes naturally is to go through the motions.

And so day after day, instead of moving towards where you want to be, you avoid any obstacle that makes it harder for you to “get through the day”.

And it seems like it’s working.  You make it through the day and the week and the months and years that follow.

But you often stop and ask yourself “what’s the point”.  That’s a question worth answering.  Right now.  And tomorrow.  And the next day.

Because right now it’s not too late to start doing things that matter. Right now there’s time to make a point of heading towards where you want to be.

There’s a point to you getting there, right?

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.