You Won’t Accidentally Be Awesome. 

Being successful demands that you manage your priorities.
There is enough time in the day, every day, to get done what needs to get done.

You don’t have too much to do. You aren’t running out of time.

You just don’t know what matters.

When you can’t manage your priorities, you won’t manage to be successful.

Which is the slow, miserable, frightful death of your dream.

It will crush your spirit and rob you of your money.

You’ll chase strategies that promise you the quick and easy path to success when your real priority is to find the courage to do what’s hard.

You’ll follow advice that’s good but not great.

You’ll be busy, but not clearly possessed with a purpose.

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of not being clear about your priorities.

Unless you’re careful, you’ll forget to constantly review and refine how you spend each moment of your day.

What you think about. How you spend your money. The friends you spend time with and books you read.

Look at how you spent the day yesterday.

And the week before that. And the months before that.

Chances are, you spent your time being busy. You were tired at night from the day’s efforts — but not because you were invested in activities uniquely crafted by you to catapult yourself towards success.

That has to change.

You need to get clear about your priorities. Pick anything. Aim high. Build a plan.

Stay disciplined.

Use smart tools to keep you scheduled and hold you accountable each day.

There’s no excuse for spinning in circles. There’s no good reason to waste your time, money, and courage on things that don’t matter.

You won’t accidentally be awesome. You have to work for it.

0 Replies to “You Won’t Accidentally Be Awesome. ”

  1. Dan,

    Thank you for posting the hard truth about success. It definitely does not happen over night, and it takes work, the right work. I can surely say that I am guilty of not putting my priorities in the right order, and I know it had caused me to leave money on the table. I try to be as well rounded of a sales manager as I can be. Not only am I responsible for sales, but operations as well. Operations is an extremely important aspect of working in a retail store, and it does contribute to the success of sales, but there are less important aspects of operations when one should be concentrating on the customer standing in front of you. I can’t go home at the end of the day feeling like it was a successful day unless I was as productive as possible. I could go a whole shift without selling something as long as I was making phone calls and setting up appointments for customers to come in the following day or week. If there was time left over to complete product training, work on merchandising, cleaning, etc.. then it was definitely a good day. I have a lot to balance with working full time and going to school full time, I absolutely have to organize my days and weeks and manage my time as efficiently as possible. As simple, yet hard to hear advice as this post is, it is extremely important to live it, breathe it, and love it. Thanks for posting.

  2. I’m frequently asked what it takes to be successful but I think what I’m actually being asked is if there’s an easy way. Sure there is. You could win the lottery, marry someone very rich or inherit a massive amount of money but for the other 99.999999999% of the population, the answer is to have a plan, work really hard, learn something new every day and have an uninterruptible focus on being successful.

  3. LOVE this one… Thanks Dan. Adding reading this daily to my morning routine, as an Affirmation. Not one of those namsy pamsy feel good ones, one of those badass ones. Maybe more of a visualization. Or maybe I’ll add a section for it called: Just. Truth.

  4. Once again…love it. And nailed it. I found the best way to prioritize my time was first to know my purpose, then to prioritize my relationships according to my purpose. Great stuff yet again Mr. Waldschmidt! (I suppose there’s a reason you’re a business strategist to billion dollar companies 😉

    1. Thanks, dude. I think you’re right. Know what you want. Go for what you want. Get what you want.

      Even though it’s tough, you can do it. But you have to know what you want and be clear about it.

      It makes no sense to pretend like you care about something when you don’t really.


      1. You know, we are limited within ourselves as far as how much time we can spend with people, things, hobbies, work, etc. We MUST have a way to filter those things. I wish more emphasis was placed on this. We cannot do everything, and honestly, we can only do a few things with excellence and mastery in a lifetime. Like you said, we must know what we want and be willing to “pay the price” to achieve it. Thanks again for this Dan!

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