Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 3, 2015

Nothing Happens To You.

Nothing happens to you. Bad news, bad circumstances, bad situations – they don’t happen to you.

Bad things happen.

And sometimes it seems like you didn’t do anything wrong to deserve those bad things to happen.

You feel slighted and taken advantage of. Angry, confused, and frustrated.

Nothing happened to you.

That bad circumstance you’re going through doesn’t just impact you. It affects a lot of other people.

It’s not pointed at you. It’s not intended for you. It’s just life and the nonsense the comes along with the day-to-day grind.

Stop playing the victim.

Stop pretending like no matter how hard you work you’re always going to get an unlucky break. You’re just like everybody else.

Big goals demand big people with big hearts.

Willing to exert massive amounts of effort.

There isn’t any secret agenda or unlucky talisman working to derail your grand ambition. It’s just the journey we call life.

And maybe, if you do find yourself extraordinarily unlucky, it is a result of your own poor choices.

Maybe it’s your fault.

Maybe the bad circumstances that stand in your way are the result of your own bad decisions and negative thinking from your past.

Maybe you can’t get ahead because you won’t stop hurting yourself.

You’re your own worst enemy.

Instead of improving, evolving, and working to fix your future you would rather just blame other people, make excuses for where you are, and pretend like you are the world’s biggest victim.

Nothing happens to you. Life happens. You happen.

If you don’t like where you are, maybe you need to do something differently.

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.