Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 6, 2014

Not Deciding Just Isn’t A Good Option.

You don’t always get enough time to make hard decisions. Sometimes you have to make an important decision with less information then you would like to have, with not enough advisors telling you what to do, and with less confidence that you would like to have at this moment.

You probably need more time.

But the decision in front of you right now demands an answer.

You don’t have any more time. There’s not another chance to go and think things through again.

You just have to use your instinct. Which is why hard work and valued friendships matter so much.

When you have a track record of trying and failing and trying again, you learn how to be creative — how to adapt — and how to make the best with what you have.

There’s no way you can “fix” the craziness that life throws at you

You can’t really plan for it or be completely prepared for more. When that moment comes and you have to decide, the only thing going for you is what you’ve already done in the past.

So work hard now. Try new things while you still have the time to figure things out on your own terms.

Be passionate about making it work.

When that big day comes — where you have too much on the line and too little time to decide — just make the best decision you can.

Listen to your gut. Decide something.

Not deciding just isn’t a good option.

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.