Let Your Craziest Goals Fuel You!

Danny Forest
3 min readSep 19, 2022
Photo by Karsten Würth on Unsplash

Some time ago, a co-worker asked me how I was able to consistently wake up at 5:45am every day. It’s then that I realized that it had actually become easy for me because I “Fuel on Crazy Goals”.

When I had prepared my list of goals for the month, I went a little over board. I had started working towards them, and the results had been phenomenal.

“The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea” — Peter Diamandis

Here were my list of goals for the month:

Here were the results of the first 12 days:

  • I woke up at 5:45am with ease;
  • I gained 2kg;
  • I got most of my daily articles published and 50% of my Quora answers became Top answers;
  • I spoke Spanish 80% of the time (I was in Spain at the moment);
  • I found a partner to help me with a Text-to-Speech app I had started doing 3 months ago;
  • I had the final call with a potential partner on Soul Reaper;
  • I meditated every day; and
  • I started investing a minimal amount of money in crypto-currency.

But more important than the achievements is the level of energy I had.

I was so driven. Throughout the day, I was almost constantly in the state of flow.

There’s no “Should I keeping doing it?” when I woke up in the morning. I was pumped to start my day. There were so many things I “had to” accomplish towards these insane goals that not getting up early is not an option.

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Danny Forest

Polymath. Life Optimizer. Learner. Entrepreneur. Engineer. Writer.