Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 12, 2013

You Wouldn’t Break Your Face Off And Not Go To The Doctor.

When something’s wrong with you, you get help. We all do. Even if your tolerance for pain is greater than everyone else around you, when you feel bad enough you call the doctor and get some help.

Most of the time that is.

When it comes to broken bones, sinus infections, or odd lumps we are usually willing to get the help we need. If its bleeding or needs a big enough bandage, we don’t hesitate for too long to get the help we need to heal. No one needs to tell you that healing is important. You know it’s important. You feel the pain of not healing.

But we often abandoned this “getting help” process when it comes to gut stuff.

Call it “head noise”. Your mental well-being. And yet, the thoughts that run through your head are much more important than the bandages you have on the outside. The truth is that we are all a little screwed up in the head. We’re all a little crazy. Left unhealed, your brain builds up trash from every negative experience that has ever happened to you.

And overtime it begins to short-circuit a little.

The good parts of your brain that “see the light” and “remind you to smell the flowers” give way to the darkness that assumes “everyone is out to get you” and “that no matter how hard you try it will never work”. Mental health is still a taboo subject in many corners of the corporate landscape. If you need help and ask for help then you’re automatically flagged as a “headcase” and put on a short list for a fast exit when the opportunity arises.

And so we become good at faking it.

We pretend like we’re healed when we’re really still haunted by the demons in our head. Perhaps it’s time to get the help we need. Maybe it’s time to stop pretending and start healing. Whether it’s a coach or a therapist or a new set of friends — let’s get the help we need to be amazing.

Let’s stop pretending and start patching up the holes in our inspiration.

Now is the best time in your life to get the help you need. Right now. Today.

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.