Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

October 13, 2015

Take Time To Do Things Right.

If you can’t manage to get the details right you will never end up achieving the level of success you think you deserve. Big picture thinking is important.

So is small picture doing.

It’s easy to brush away the details as something that you’ll figure out later.

Something that isn’t a priority right now.

You’re told by gurus and experts to just get your idea out there.

Ship it to the world. You can fix it later.

Or can you?

You’re not guaranteed a second chance at a first impression. You’re not even guaranteed a second chance at all.

Value your idea enough to invest in doing it right.

Think through the angles longer than you think is necessary. Plan and prepare and debate the seemingly insignificant elements of your idea.

Take time to do things right.

You can’t deliver a magical experience on a conveyor belt of mediocrity.

That means that sometimes being awesome is a slow, grinding process.

It’s not easy emotionally or intellectually.

You’re doing something that is hard to do. Something that not many other people dare attempt.

Act like you care. Work like what you’re doing matters.

Don’t be so eager to get things done that you never do anything that’s awesome enough to change the world.

Focus on the details.

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.