Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 27, 2013

Be Thankful When Life Sucks.

There are times when it’s easy to be thankful. Times when the emotions of special events and warm friendships make you realize that life is better to you than you might have otherwise noticed. In moments like this it is easy to look around the room and count your blessings.

It’s what comes naturally. Almost automatically.

But that’s not especially when you need to be thankful. It’s when life gets difficult. That’s when you need to be thankful. That’s the time when you grow by showing gratitude. When things are easy we tend to live a life of mediocrity. Instead of growing, we stagnate. Instead of being creative we tend to do well on past successes.

But tough times change that.

Tough times force us to be better. Think better. Act smarter. Push further than we thought possible. It’s the rough times, the tough times, the ugly times, the times when you’re not sure you’re going to make it — those are the times when you stand prepared to do something truly amazing. When you stand ready to lead a remarkable life.

So be thankful when life sucks.

When you think you’re not going to make it. When you look down and you can’t see the bottom.
Because in that moment you’re presented with an opportunity to show how awesome you really are.
Embrace the moment. Savor the emotions. Live grateful for the chance to be amazing.

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.