Tackling Mental Goals Like Physical Goals

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Tackling Mental Goals Like Physical Goals

Last year, a friend of mine made it a goal to run in a Father’s Day triathlon. For the past year, he woke up early to work out, watched his eating, and stayed up late to catch up on work. After a solid year of sacrifice, he achieved his goal and ran in this year’s triathlon.

I was inspired to take on my goals with the same kind of dedication and sacrifice as he did. But when I looked over my list of goals, I realized that none of my goals involved a physical activity that I needed to “work out” for. My goals are just as lofty, but are more mental than physical, such as raising $1,000,000 for great student projects on AlumniChoose by July 1st 2013.

So that got me thinking…what is the mental workout equivalent of a physical workout for a triathlon? Is it waking up early? Going to bed late? Cutting all distraction out of the work day? Setting aggressive goals and doing whatever it takes to reach them? I don’t have the exact answer yet, but I know that if I’m going to hit my goals, I need to tackle them the same way my friend did with his triathlon.

Tom Krieglstein
Tom Krieglstein
Tom started his first business, an online retail store, as a junior in college which he grew to $1.5 million dollars in annual sales. Through his second company, Swift Kick, Tom has spoken to over half a million leaders around the US and the world including South Korea, Indonesia, and Bermuda. Tom was named the #1 leadership speaker an unprecedented 5 years. He’s a TEDx speaker, Guinness World Record holder, and has co-authored the Amazon.com award winning book “First Year Student to First Year Success.”And on a personal note, Tom lives in New York City, was named after a cat, and loves peanut butter.