Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 8, 2012

Last Things First.

We all want something from life. Whether it’s a trophy, a job promotion, a bigger paycheck, or to be the first person crossing the finish line. However you label success for you doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you want to be successful.  At something.  Right now.

So it helps to start with understanding what you want to achieve.

The last thing is also the most important thing.

You can’t just take life as it comes and expect to end up where you want to be.  You’ll end up confused, frustrated — feeling helpless and powerless to change your situation.  Start with what you want to come last and then work backwards.

  • Think about how you want to be remembered and then create those memories.
  • Think about how much money you want to make and then put a plan together to get you there.
  • Think about the people you want to be friends with and then build those relationships.
  • Think about where you want to lead others and then begin to move them in that direction.

Make the last thing the first thing– and the every thing — that you spend your time and energy working towards.

It will keep you focused.

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.