Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 3, 2018


Just because you don’t see the sun shining doesn’t mean that it’s not there.

It’s there. It’s always there. You revolve around it. You exist because of it.

The simple fact that you can’t see it right now doesn’t mean that it’s gone anywhere.

A few clouds and some bad weather aren’t the end of the world. Today just happens to be a day where you can’t see the sun.

The same is true about purpose. Your purpose. Finding your purpose.

It’s out there. Your entire world revolves around it.

And just because you can’t see it for a few days doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

It’s important to take a step back from the thoughts and feelings that invade your mind on those bad weather days.

Those days when you’re broke. Or about ready to be. Those days when your relationships crumble. When you realize you’re more fallible than you thought possible. Those days where you hurt inside.

You feel miserable. You feel like a loser. Like a waste of space.

That’s a lie. A dangerous distraction.

A trap that can steal years of happiness and fulfillment from your life.

When you let yourself believe the lies you tell yourself on bad weather days you underperform. You don’t act like a champion. You don’t do much of anything at all.

And why shouldn’t you, if you truly believe the worthlessness your lies tell you?

But all of that can change with a simple whisper. An almost silent reminder from you to yourself the destiny is meant for you.

Greatness is meant for you. Purpose is meant for you.

Bad weather days come to each one of us.

You might not have done anything to deserve it, but you’re tough enough to take it. To withstand the frustration you feel and proceed magnificently towards your purpose.

Whisper often. Whisper quickly. Keep whispering to yourself until the truth becomes outrageously clear.

Behind the bad weather in front of you is the glorious sunlight of your purpose.

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.