Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 2, 2015

Choose Better.

Everything is a choice. You have limitless decisions. They range from the insane to the mundane.

You get to decide when you get up in the morning and when you go to bed, if you go to the office and what time you leave to get there.

You could walk or drive or run, skip, crawl, or hitchhike to work.

What you eat each day is a choice. How you handle criticism, how hard you work, and if you tell the whole truth — these are all choices that you will make today.

Thousands of options. Thousands of decisions you get to make.

Most of them you won’t even think about.

You’ll do whatever comes naturally or whatever seems to cause the least resistance with those around you.

Some decisions will take time to think about. You’ll prepare and plan and ponder.

The small stuff — like how much water you drink each day or how much sleep you get each night — you’ll most likely ignore.

You’re too busy scoping out the big decisions.

Never forget that big successes most often start with tiny choices.

How you feel factors into how you make decisions — and how you feel isn’t an accident.

It is influenced by what you eat and how you sleep, your hydration at the time, your mindset, and dozens of other factors.

All of which are caused by the decisions you make each day.

It’s all a choice. Everything. All of it. Just a series of choices that you make each day.

And when you add those choices up you get where you are right now.

So if you don’t like where your life is right now, you should spend less time blaming other people and things being out of your control, and start taking ownership of the choices you’re making.

If you want something you have never had before, you must do something you have never done before.

Choose better.

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.