Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 23, 2013

Who Cares What They’re Doing.

It’s natural to feel outrage when bad people get away with being successful than you. It’s natural to be angry with lazy people who get lucky and make a lot of money quickly.

It’s natural to be annoyed and confused when everyone else seems to be getting ahead quicker than you by taking shortcuts.

But those emotions are dangerous.

It’s dangerous to let other people’s attitudes and behaviors impact what you do. It will destroy you if you let it.

It’s important to remember that success is relative — and often short lived.

You might think you would be happy having a lot of money is an excuse for cheating. But what if the same bad habits that help you quickly make that money also create a horrible family environment that drive your wife and kids away from you.

What if the same laziness and bad habits you exhibit are magnified in the lives of your children.

Is that worth it? Are you still successful then?

Who really cares what anyone else is doing. You shouldn’t care. Because it will only be a distraction. A reason to give up.

If you feel more successful than those around you it’s likely you won’t rise to your full potential. If you compare yourself to the wrong set of people you’ll be convinced that you need to break the rules and cheat to get ahead. What does that comparison really matter anyways?

Life is too short and your goals are too important to be sacrificed at the altar of jealousy or rage. Rise above the pettiness that pulls you back.

Who cares what they’re doing.

The better question is “what are you doing?”

And what are you going to do about being a better you?

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.