Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 6, 2016

Getting What You Deserve.

Sometimes you work really, really hard and don’t get the results that you are expecting. Sometimes you do what is right and still end up without any reward for your effort.

Sometimes lazy people get lucky and bad people get what they want when beg.

Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair.

What is supposed to work doesn’t work. What shouldn’t work accidentally becomes a winning solution. The rules seem to get broken.

And you’re left tumbling around in the chaos wondering which end is up.

Seething in the disappointment that comes from unrealized expectations.

The hard truth about life is that it has always been unpredictable.

There isn’t one thing that’s guaranteed to work.

Right now, at least.

Just because you try hard doesn’t mean that you deserve for everything to work out exactly the way you want it to. That doesn’t even make sense. Life happens.

You can’t control most of what goes on around you or to you or for you. What you can control is what you allow yourself to think about and how you choose to spend each waking moment of your day.

Remember, you’re playing the long game.

In the short run, life is chaotic and unpredictable.

But over time, timeless principles about hard work and noble effort guarantee you’ll get to where you want to be.

Don’t give up now in the meanwhile. Don’t quit while you’re starting to get ahead.

Don’t let a few bad days rob you of the lifetime of the success you’ve been working for.

Do whatever it takes to keep your head on straight.

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.