Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 14, 2016

It’s Easier To Do Nothing.

It’s easier to make excuses for your bad behavior rather than have to fix problems that have been lurking under the surface in your life for years. It’s easier to question the universe and whine that you don’t get the same breaks that everyone else does rather than just showing up and doing hard work each day.

It’s easier to give up, move on, and try something new rather than to dig your heels in and fight for progress that seems barely noticeable to anybody else.

It’s always easier to do nothing.

Doing nothing requires less friction in your life. It’s smoother. Faster too.

Doing nothing can’t be the default decision you tend to make when you’re up against a difficult decision or when you’re not exactly sure what to do.

Is feels like doing nothing is better than doing the wrong thing. But that’s just your brain playing tricks on you.

The wrong thing is doing nothing.

Doing nothing is the wrong thing. They are the same thing.

The right thing to do is something small. And it often happens just inside your head.

Make the decision to do something about your situation. Put in the hard work and be willing to make tough decisions.

You don’t have to do everything all at one time.

You just have to get started.

You have to head down the path. Do a little bit right now and then keep that momentum moving.

It’s easier to roll over and imagine that your problems are going to take care of themselves automatically.

You don’t have to leave your destiny up to chance.

You can get to where you want to. But you can’t do nothing. Even when it’s easier.

Make small, steady progress towards the finish line you call awesome. Do something. Now.

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.