Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

February 27, 2014

Changing Isn’t Hard. Needing To Is.

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to change when you need to change? You might spend 50 years screaming ‘bloody murder’ about how you’ll never eat green leafy vegetables, but once you’ve had a heart attack and the doctor tells you that you’re at high risk to have another one, it’s pretty amazing how quickly you decide you want to change.

Cold turkey. Over night. It happens instantly.

Because it’s a mind set change.

The vegetables didn’t change their taste, and your taste buds didn’t magically evolve to appreciate the uninspiring taste of healthy food.

The only thing that changed was your desire to live. Your ambition to hold back the looming consequences of your actions.

Changing isn’t hard. Needing to change is very hard.

And then some days it’s not hard at all.

It’s the only option in front of you.

But when that day comes where change is the only option in front of you, you might find yourself in a position where you’ve already wasted strength and life and the ideal opportunity to do something that truly transforms the world around you.

Take life seriously right now. Use each moment you have bas an opportunity to be a better version of you. Push the limits of what you think it’s possible.

Work harder than you think you should.

Put in the effort. Sweat. Bleed. Fight. Be possessed with a calling bigger then yourself.

Need to change before you have to change.

Now that’s a life worth living.

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.