Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

December 10, 2018

YOU CAN’T DREAM BIG UNTIL YOU FORGIVE.

You can’t dream big when your vision is clouded by personal frustration and negative emotions. Jealousy, envy, and rage blind you to living your best possible life.

You can’t see straight. You can’t think straight. You can’t dream big, act big, level up, or improve.

It’s just not possible to achieve awesome when what you see is shaded by feelings of being wrong and doing wrong.

Those negative feelings you have aren’t because you’re a bad person.

It’s human to get hurt. It’s natural for other people to do things that cause you harm. You hurting them back or imagining it isn’t the way you achieve success.

It’s not how you fix what feels stuck inside you. It’s not how you heal.

The truth is that forgiveness it’s how you achieve a bigger vision.

“FORGIVENESS IS HOW YOU DIRECT YOUR VISION FROM THE PAIN YOU FEEL TO THE DESTINY YOU INTEND TO CLAIM.”

You have to forgive the people who hurt you.

It’s a necessity. A requirement.

That feeling of relief you want is on the other side of forgiveness — not revenge. That sense of right and wrong you feel compelled to correct, happens just after you forgive.

It’s like magic. Except a lot harder to pull off.

You don’t just say you’re going to forgive. It’s not a formula or an instantaneous process. It’s an intentional choice.

It’s a decision you make — to let go of what is holding you back to that you can get closer to where you want to be.

“FORGIVENESS. IT’S NOT ABOUT GETTING EVEN. IT’S ABOUT YOU GETTING AHEAD.”

Instead of looking for revenge or “fairness”, you’re looking to be your very best.

And that can only happen when you make the choice to let go of the hurt and hard feelings that cloud your vision and hold your will hostage.

And the best part is that forgiveness is completely within your control.

You don’t need permission to do it. Or reciprocation.

It’s all up to you.

You can’t dream until you forgive.

You won’t grow until you forgive.

You can’t be the best version of you until you forgive.

Who do you need to forgive?

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.