Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 4, 2015

If You Will, It Will. 

You don’t get forever. You don’t get whenever. You don’t get whatever. You aren’t guaranteed anything. Life isn’t fair. Time isn’t endless. Money and friends are fleeting.

All you get is what is what you have and what you’re willing to do. That’s it.

Nothing more. And nothing less.

You don’t have less of what you need to be awesome than anyone else. You don’t have less of a chance to change the world because you have less money in your bank account, fewer friends with power, and not enough resources to finish what you start.

What you need, you have. The stuff that really matters — it’s readily available.

It doesn’t need fame or cost a fortune.

It’s inside you right now. Inside your soul.

It’s called will — a reason to fight. A chance at challenging the impossible. Passion. Purpose. Potential.

And it can change the world, if you use it.

It can get you the job of your dreams, fix your broken relationships, drive you to make more money, and open your eyes to new possibilities.

Whatever. Whenever. Forever. You don’t get them.

You get right now. This moment.

In the place where you already are. With the resources and relationships you already have.

It takes will to change your world. It takes guts to get what you want for yourself.

It takes unrelenting passion and purpose to dig your way out of trouble.

It’s uncomfortable. And personal.

Trying and deeply personal.

You’re going to get hurt.

You’re going to lose money and friends and popularity. It’s going to seem like nothing you’re doing is going to work.

One things is forever true:

If you will, it will.

If you’re willing, things can change.

If you’re willing to work hard. If you’re willing to look stupid. If you’re willing to learn from your mistakes. If you’re willing to keep going.

If you’re willing to do the hard stuff.

If you’re willing — you don’t need whatever or forever or whenever.

You have what you need. Your will, your want, your need to get to where you want to be.

That’s enough.

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.