Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 2, 2014

The Truth About Life Not Being Fair.

If you haven’t figured it out already, you’re about to get a rude awakening when you realize that life isn’t fair. Good people who do good things sometimes get taken advantage of. Bad people with evil intentions sometimes look like they are untouchable.

The things that should be aren’t and the things that shouldn’t be are.

Which is why you’ve had someone tell you on multiple occasions that “life isn’t fair”.

But maybe that’s the wrong way of thinking about life.

Maybe it’s overly naive to think that just because you’re a good person doing good things that you’ll never experience horrific problems. Maybe it’s silly to imagine that bad people with evil intentions and lots of money won’t be able to manipulate and control the universe in order to win more.

The reality of life is that what you expect from it is up to you.

It’s natural to feel disappointed and discouraged at times by what’s going on around you.

If you have half a heart at all you’re going to be bothered when nice, kind people suffer.

Just don’t let your experiences bend your expectations.

Don’t let bitterness turn you into a skeptic. Don’t let depression immobilize your ability to change the world for the better. Don’t be naive, simplistic, or willfully ignorant.

Expect less of life to happen to you. Work on making life happen for you.

It doesn’t really matter whether life is fair or not. Life is what you make it. Nothing more. Nothing less.

It’s just another choice for 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.