Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 14, 2013

Don’t Make A Problem Bigger Than It Is.

At times, the challenges in front of you seem all consuming.

It’s easy to panic as you look at the obstacles that seem to be destroying the dreams you have for yourself.

Your vision narrow.

Your brains spins wildly out of control.

It’s easy to be tricked into thinking that the only thing that matters is what you’re looking at right now. Anything else doesn’t matter.

You don’t want to think about any other decisions. You don’t want to consider any other plans or opportunities.

The only thing that you want to think about is the obstacle in front of you.

But the road is a little longer than you think it is.

Your runway for success isn’t so easily blocked by big problems.

The hardest problems in front of you are you easily solved with some creative thinking and time.

And if you ignore all the other opportunities in front of you, you’ll make more problems for yourself down the road.

If you can’t make good decisions — if you refuse to think ahead — you  are turning your big problem into a bunch of other even bigger obstacles.

Remember that when you’re facing challenges that seems impossibly tough to solve.

You’re probably going to solve it.

The odds are in your favor that you will figure it out.

That’s what people do. We solve problems. Really hard ones.

So while you’re solving this problem, think ahead. Plan ahead.

Strategize for what comes after this. Make it something awesome.


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.