Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 6, 2015

It’s Time To Stop Pretending. 

It’s time to get serious about being successful. It’s time to stop playing games. Time to stop pretending. Time to start winning the battle against mediocrity.

It’s always been that time.

You just haven’t cared enough in the past to notice.

You were busy saying all the right words and doing all the “right things” everyone else told you that you should be doing.

If you weren’t so embarrassed you might admit that you were just going through the motions. Spending more time keeping up appearances then making the changes that progress demands.

It’s time to change.

Your future depends on it. Your life right now depends on it. You have to change.

It’s going to be hard.

But not as tough as not changing.

Right now you’re building up a legacy of failure. You’re perfecting the art of losing.

If there were a competition for making excuses and being a fraud, you would do well at that. But you’re not awesome at anything that matters.

You’re going to pay for that. Right now. And for a long time to come.

That’s what hurts the most.

You think you’re saving yourself from pain and frustration by not putting in the hard work you need to be putting in.

You think you can avoid the truth by avoiding the brutally honest conversation about your performance.

But that’s ridiculous.  And you know it. You’ve been waiting for a reason to change.

You’ve been hoping secretly that life would force you to clean up your act. Force you to get serious about being awesome.

Today is that day.

Right now is when it’s time to change. Not tomorrow. Or next month. Or when you think it’s going to be easier.

This moment is the opportunity that you would normally avoid. A time when you would be better equipped with excuses than effort.

The only way to make a change in your life is to start changing.

The best time to start is right now.

Isn’t it time to stop pretending and go be awesome — for real this time?

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.