Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 25, 2017

The Danger Of Our White Lies.

A lot of our lives are filled with tiny white lies. We exaggerate our fitness, our financial health, how we feel, and the facts around the things that scare us most.

We embellish the truth almost automatically. It’s something that is subconscious.

Something we do in order to feel better about ourselves. To fit in. To take a break. To have a reason for not hitting the mark.

The real danger of these white lies isn’t that we tell them. It is that we begin to believe them.

Instead of using exaggeration as a coping mechanism, it becomes the plan. You start to believe those half-truths.

And so, instead of improving your fitness, your finances, how you learn, the thoughts you allow yourself to think about, or a thousand other details that define greatness, you stay stuck.

You’re busy. You’re struggling. But you can’t ever seem to break through.

Maybe it’s because you’ve started to believe those white lies you’ve been telling everyone else.

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.