Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 22, 2014

It’s Always Your Fault.

Nothing “happens” to you.  You live in a world that is entirely of your choosing. Do you hate your job, your job title, or your team? It’s your fault you are still stuck there.

Are you fat, overweight, or need to get back into shape? It’s your fault you aren’t working out hard enough.

Is is impossible for you to build healthy personal relationships? It’s your fault you haven’t figured that out yet.

It’s always your fault.

It doesn’t matter what the obstacle, challenge, or opportunity might be at the moment. It’s your fault.

Which means that you are in complete control of the situation. You are completely capable of fixing whatever you think is broken.

There isn’t any problem so daunting that you aren’t able to turn things around. You’re entirely in control of where you want to go.

It’s completely your fault.

What you think, what you plan, what you do, the results that you get — that’s all your fault. For good. Or for bad. It’s all what you make it.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of pretending like you are a victim. It’s natural to want to blame others for what you are going through right now.

Blaming other people won’t ever change your circumstances for the better. It just guarantees an ugly future for you.

That’s because it’s always your fault.

Your life isn’t about anybody else but you. No one can make you do anything. Everything is just a choice. A decision that you get to make each time.

And while being broke and miserable is your fault, so too is being successful. No one can take from you what you’ve done.

You’re as lucky as you work hard. You’re as focused as you have intensity. You’re options are as limitless as you are driven.

It’s always your fault.

What are you going to do about it? What do you need to change right now? Who do you need to forgive? What trash do you need to get out of your head?

You can live life pretending like you’re helpless or get honest about the chances for doing something epic.

It’s your choice.  Go decide something awesome.

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.