Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 9, 2016

Sorry. It’s Not Me. It’s You.

It’s your problem. No one else’s. It’s still going to be there if you don’t fix it.

Ignoring it doesn’t make the situation any better. It just makes you look like an idiot.

You know you have a problem. But you’re hoping that if you pretend like everything is ok, your life will magically improve. But that’s just complete buffoonery.

It’s your problem.

More importantly, it’s your life you’re screwing up.

That’s the crazy part about this. You’re just hurting yourself.

Not fixing the problem isn’t making you better.

It’s killing you. Destroying your dreams. Stopping your momentum. And creating problems that will come back to hurt you more in the future.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

No matter how big the problem is that you’re facing right now, small actions can put you on the path to redemption and success.

Admitting the problem and wanting to change — that’s the beginning. And it doesn’t cost you anything, except putting your ego in check.

No money. No consultants. No fancy plan. Just brutal honesty and the recognition that changing is the beginning of you getting to where you want to be eventually.

But you don’t have to do that.

You don’t have to change. You don’t have to admit that there’s a problem.

You don’t have to want something better for yourself.

You can stay stuck. You can keep pointing the finger at other people. You can keep making excuses.

Whining. Complaining. Justifying your poor behavior. It’s still your problem.

And it’s only going to get worse until you decide to fix it.

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.