Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 22, 2015

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.

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.