Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

August 27, 2014

If You Want To Be Lucky…

If you want to be lucky, work harder than everyone else around you. If you want to be lucky, practice delivering kindness to those you meet each day.

If you want to be lucky, develop new skills before you need them.

If you want to be lucky, be a good friend to the ones you already have.

If you want to be lucky, be deliberate about following through on the promises you make.

If you want to be lucky, say “Please” and “Thank You” more often.

If you want to be lucky, stop completing and start competing.

If you want to be lucky, keep looking for solutions to the obstacles standing in your way.

If you want to be lucky, take action when you feel fearful, frightened, or weak.

If you want to be lucky, push past your limits and try new things.

If you want to be lucky, spend less time complaining and more time fixing things.

If you want to be lucky, give what you have and give first.

If you want to be lucky, go out of your way to make a difference.

If you want to be lucky, stop expecting to get lucky.

Just keeping doing the right thing until you are where you want to be.

You might not be lucky, but you’ll certainly feel like it.

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.