Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

March 15, 2017

Your Facts Are Just A Bad Perspective.

Your reality isn’t a fact. It is just your perspective. What you consider to be ordinary and normal, other people are guaranteed to see as obscure and special.

Your perspective is shaped over the years of your life. Your specific circumstances and upbringing play a major influence in how you interpret the world around you.

A bad day for you in a first world country might be the dream of a lifetime for someone in a third world country just trying to stay alive.

Success is one of those matters of perspective.

It’s not a fact.

You might have a lot of money but not a lot of joy. Can you call yourself successful then?

And what about your job? You say you hate it. But at least you have one. And it pays you enough money to take care of the people that you love.

It provides you an opportunity to thrive.

And is it really a fact that everyone is out to get you?

Maybe you’re just going through a few bad days.

But maybe, in reality, you’ve been so obnoxious to everyone else around you that you’re just getting in return what you’ve dealt to so many other people.

When you separate facts and reality and perspective, you become powerful. Because you stop blaming other people for where you are in life.

You stop pointing the finger at circumstances that you could change right now.

You realize that your life is just a series of choices that you get to make. And remake.

There are no facts, only current realities. If you don’t like your reality, change it.

That’s always a possibility. No matter from what perspective you look at the situation.

You’re only limited by what you believe to be possible.

And that’s a fact.

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.