Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

June 1, 2016

Because You Choose To Be Who You Are.

You don’t have to be that way.  It’s a choice you’re making.

You aren’t “who you are”. You are who you choose to become.

How you’ve been behaving is the result of your past. The people who influenced you. Your life circumstances. And many other factors.

You might have a past that leaves you feeling embarrassed. Disgusted. Maybe even discouraged.

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that just because things have been a certain way that they will always be a certain way.

It’s all a choice. Your choice.

You get to decide if you’re going to learn from what has happened to you, improve, adapt, and evolve.

There isn’t anything or anyone who can stop you from being better.

If you don’t like where your life is headed, fix it.

You don’t need more money to do that. You don’t need better friends. You don’t need a clean slate.

None of those things are demanded.

You just need to make the decision to change.

To do things differently from this point forward.

Not once. Not out of spite. Not because you’re overwhelmingly desperate.

But because you choose who you are. Who you become. The results that you expect from your life.

Your life is your choice.

You can’t control what happens to you. You always get the choice how you’re going to respond.

If you don’t like your responses from the past, change them.

Keep changing them until you get to where you want to be. It’s your choice.

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.