Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 27, 2017

Avoiding It Is Killing You.

You can avoid long enough to get away from your problems. You can’t avoid good enough to stay away from your deepest, darkest fears.

In truth, you’re not avoiding failure. You’re delaying your opportunity to be awesome.

Whatever you’re avoiding — know this —  it is an opportunity for you to make yourself better.

  • That problem you’re avoiding might just be the one personal flaw that’s been holding you back from achieving the next level of your success.
  • That person you’re avoiding might be the relationship that makes you the person you’ve been working so hard to become.

No one likes misery. No one needs more chaos or frustration.

You avoid for the right reasons. You want more of the good stuff. And less of the bad stuff.

The problem is that by avoiding your problems and certain people, you delay the bad stuff. You don’t cure it. You don’t solve it. You don’t fix it, mend it, improve it, or make it better.

None of that happens. You just delay your head-on confrontation with what you have been dreading most. You’re just filling your soul up with fear. You’re adding negative expectation to your life.

You’re delaying progress. Stymieing breakthrough. Killing your momentum.

This bad habit of avoiding people and problems will only serve to rob you of your dreams and make it ridiculously slow to achieve even small success.

Confrontation doesn’t have to be ugly or humiliating. You will feel relieved that it is over and excited by the possibility of putting that behind you.

So take the next step. Do that thing you’ve been avoiding doing. Make success a priority.

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.