Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 1, 2017

When Your Thoughts Become Things.

Your mind is more powerful than you might ever imagine. What you think about becomes your reality.

You might call this the “red car syndrome.” Have you ever noticed that when you’ve been shopping for something particular, like a specific brand and model of car — in bright, red paint — that you begin to notice all the other cars on the road that are the exact same?

How did that happen? Was it magic?

Nothing special happened that you aren’t already aware of. No one at the Department of Motor Vehicles told all the drivers with cars like the ones you were thinking about to congregate in an area where you might be.

There was no secret society who went to work, manipulating the universe to create some illusion for you. What you witnessed is the power of your intention.

When you’re focused on something, you draw it to you.

It’s already out there. You’re not creating it or changing it or multiplying it. You are just noticing it more through your thoughts and intentions. Just like those red cars on the road.

You didn’t do anything to put them there. It was your desire and intention, turned into thoughts about what you want, that opened your eyes to notice all the other red cars on the road. The same is true about every other aspect of life.

  • If your intention is to get out of debt, you’ll begin to notice all the ways that other smart people are streamlining their lives, reducing unnecessary spending, and doing more with less.
  • If your intention is to make a massive growth in revenue this year, you’ll begin to notice weaknesses in your operations that limit your ability to do that and find new ideas for scaling sales you hadn’t considered before.

Those ideas were already out there.

You didn’t create them. You weren’t the first to discover them. It was the power of your focus that allowed you to find them. Like magnets.

So what is your focus? What are you thinking about? What is your current obsession?


What you think about the world around you is what you will find.

So, if you find yourself surrounded by negative people and covered up by negative news, if you’re in a job you hate and stuck in a relationship you can’t tolerate, remember that it’s your thoughts and focus that create your outcomes.

No matter how bad things are, imagine the possibilities. Design the world you want to be your reality. Dream big. Focus intently on the specifics of the change you want most.

And then, begin to look around.

Raise your head up And start to keep track of the “red cars” all around you. Your solution is out there. Change is out there. Possibility is out there.

Use your thoughts to create the change you want most desperately in your life right now.

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.