Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 21, 2013

You Can Do Everything Or Anything.

But not both at the same time .

Every day you will hear a good idea about how to make more money, how to get back in shape a little more quickly, or some ideas on how to invest for greater success. In one day you’ll hear a great idea — maybe two. In a week even more. In a month quite a few more.

Over a year you will hear hundreds of amazing ideas from credible people. Ideas that you think are worth pursuing. Ideas that are good.

Just remember that you only have so much of “you”. And you can use all of that up spending a little bit on a lot of ideas or you can choose to spend everything you have on one big idea.

You can do everything just not all the same time.

Think about that the next time you are tempted to chase another “life changing opportunity”.

There’s a certain beauty in constraint. You don’t get unlimited choices. You don’t get unlimited funds, energy, or insight. What you have — who you are — is a precious commodity.

Forget about the fact that if it’s “too good to be true it probably isn’t true”. Forget about the fact that there are no true “get rich schemes” in life . Forget about the fact that doing anything right requires massive amounts of mind blowing effort, pain, and agony. Forget about all of that.

Simply remember that you are in limited supply. You can spend that supply chasing 1,000 different ideas that will end up half finished or you can decide that you want one big thing from life.

And when you make that decision, life starts to get a lot simpler . All of your effort and energy and experience is focused on helping you achieve your goal. That means your chance of success just got a whole lot better.

Stop chasing. Start saying “NO”. Fight fearlessly for your one big deal.

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.