Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 10, 2015

The Danger Of Not Having A Purpose.

The only thing you can’t do is what you’re not possessed by a purpose to get done. You can do anything as long as you want it bad enough. It’s probably not going to be easy.

You might not be able to achieve your goals right away. It might take you an entire lifetime to do what you want to do.

You can achieve anything as long as you’re willing to be consumed with enough desire, purpose, and intensity.

That starts with what you think about.

If you think you don’t deserve me to be happy or rich or satisfied, you probably won’t be. If you don’t think achieving a goal is possible then it probably isn’t for you.

There is something uniquely powerful about being possessed with a purpose. It takes over your life. It colors your perspective. Catalyzes your curiosity. Prioritizes how you spend your time.

You find a way to get to where you want to be even if no one else on the planet has ever found that way before. You find the path because you’re crazy enough to keep pushing for progress even when everyone else around you tells you that what you’re trying to do is impossible.

That’s the power of having a purpose.

There truly isn’t anything you can’t do.

You’re only limited by how big you can dream. Your only constrained by how far you allow yourself to see the future.

There will be those who tell you that “Of course you have limitations, you’re human”. There will be those who tell you that “You just need to be realistic” — that you need to keep your feet on the ground.

There will be those who criticize your flaws, point out your weaknesses, and ascribe the worst intentions to your sense of urgency.

What they don’t know is that your purpose gives you lift.

It carries you above the doubters. It propels you past the critics and haters.

You might just be an ordinary person. But your drive isn’t. And that is what makes you extraordinary.

Maybe your limitations are too big because your purpose is too small.

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.