Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 25, 2016

Rigging The System.

No one is out to get you. You might feel discouraged, bullied and beat down. You might be surrounded by people who seem to delight in your misery.

Things might be incredibly difficult for you. With no end in sight and no apparent way out of the challenges you are facing.

Before you blame somebody else for your situation, have you ever considered that you might be miserable and stuck and lonely and frustrated because of your own actions?

Maybe it’s not them after all.

Maybe it’s not a global conspiracy to keep you down or life’s karmic revenge.

Maybe it’s just the fact that you’re not there yet. And you’re tired from all the effort you’ve been putting in so far.

You see other people winning while putting in less effort and having fewer problems then you seem to have.

And that gets under your skin.

You begin to see things differently.

Jaded by fatigue and bitterness and the fact that you don’t have all the answers you want right now.

Don’t make the mistake of believing that anyone else is out to get you. Don’t make the mistake of believing that you have it tougher than anyone else. Don’t make the mistake of believing that the system is rigged against you.

You are the system. Your effort is the rigging.

Your beliefs and attitudes and generosity directly impact your future.

Nothing is an accident.

No effort is without consequence or reward. You get to decide it all.

Your effort and passion and resilience matter magnificently.

Don’t let your frustration in the moment convince you to stop working so hard to get to where you want to be.

Double down today. Believe. Work. Grind.

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.