Thursday, May 2, 2013

Water Cooler Talk: Setting Goals and Achieving Them

Everything during your college life can be super stressful.  Between coop, class work, extra-curricular activities, and anything else that you may do it feels like there are not enough hours in the day to do everything.  I believe a good way to cut down on the stress is to try to do something that you never have done before.  Make it a goal of yours to accomplish this and after you succeed you will feel great.  It will also make everything in your life seem easy compared to your accomplishment.  This may seem like an added stress but like I just said the feeling of completing the task will make it better.

My personal thing I am working for is training and eventually competing in the Tough Mudder.  For those of you that are not familiar with this event, Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile military style obstacle course.  There are 23 obstacles that range from jumping in a pool of ice water to running through a maze of electric shock wires.  I have been training for this for months.  It is right around the corner on June 1st.  Finding time to train is difficult with everything that I do but I make it work because I know all the lack of sleep will be worth it when I finish the Tough Mudder and get to enjoy my free beer that you are rewarded. 

Now your personal goal does not have to be something ridiculous like mine but you should have one you are working towards.  It could be a simple 5k or going sky diving.  Just make sure you have something that you can work towards.  Keeping up with your goal not only helps you focus on getting to the accomplishment but also helps you to focus on other daily activities like your school work and coop.  Hopefully I have inspired some of you to work towards accomplishing a goal of yours.  Comment and let me know what you guys chose.  I will make sure to update everyone on how the Tough Mudder went in June. 


Greg Monforte is a Drexel University Sport Management pre-junior from South Jersey.  Currently he works at Not Just Pizza in Sicklerville, NJ and Daddis Fight Camps in Philadelphia where he has social media and marketing responsibilities.  Greg is also the SMTSU Director of Marketing & Outreach.  Follow Greg on Twitter @Greg_Monforte.

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1 comment:

  1. If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.