Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 15, 2013

Priorities Should Be Your Priority.

There is always enough time to do what is important. It usually doesn’t seem that simple at the time, especially when you’re busy, but that’s what you always come to realize looking back at a situation.

Productivity is a priority for any high achiever.

You can talk about the big things you want to get done. You can plan to get things done.

But until you get things done, nothing really matters.

You don’t get bonus points for better ideas or extra credit for being able to tell the crowd what you would have done if you had actually done it.

You only get to brag about what you’ve actually done. So results faster.

Which can be confusing (and frustrating) when you’re already busy.

When you already have too many things to do doing “what is important” can seem like a moving target. What would have been important when you had nothing else to do now seems trivial when you’re so busy you can barely think straight.

Which is why managing priorities is a priority all by itself.

Never forget that the important stuff always gets done. You either do it now when you have time to do it right, or you’re going to have to do it later when you’re already out of time.

Think about that when you are trying to move things off your “things to do” list.

What is important? For both right now and for taking it the next few steps toward your goal.

Make that you priority.

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.