Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 23, 2018

POSSIBILITY IS A DECISION.

Possibility is simply a matter of perspective.

What seems impossible to one person is an obvious, no-brainer to someone else.

What you think of as possible is simply a belief. It’s not fact. It’s not even always reasonable. It’s just what you believe to be true.

Of course, your belief isn’t an accident. It’s shaped by your life experience. The good times. And the bad.

Over the years, you develop powerful beliefs about the world around you.

Most of your beliefs you don’t even think all that much about.

You have just developed them over time, subconsciously.

When you’ve been hurt, you most often label that experience as bad and work to avoid it. When faced with a similar circumstance in the future, you will automatically come to a snap judgment about whether that situation is beneficial to you or not.

“PAIN DRIVES YOUR BELIEFS. SO DOES PLEASURE. BUT ESPECIALLY PAIN.”

Your internal operating system works extra hard to help you avoid situations where you’re likely to experience pain, frustration, or annoyance.

When you’re young, almost anything is possible. At least that’s how you think about life.

Maybe that’s how we should think about things all the time.

That anything is possible.

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.