I believe that fitness is one of the most underrated parts of success. Does this mean walking in to the job interview with a six-pack is going to guarantee you the job? Absolutely not (why apply for a job anyway)! Looking more muscular in your YouTube videos does not mean those videos are going to get more views.
So how exactly does having good fitness help out in the journey towards success? Being in shape has been proven to make people happier (happiness certainly helps out towards success and life), but good fitness also encourages the development of the winner’s mindset.
People with good fitness want to become more fit. They don’t settle with the strong abs. They also want strong legs, arms, shoulders, and every other body part to be strong as well. Some people do 20 curls and realize that they can do five more. They don’t stop at an assigned number if they believe they can do more than that. This is the entire concept of raising the bar higher. When the 20 pound weights get too light, these people move on to the 30 pound weights. It’s a bigger challenge, but it also leads to better results over time.
Getting in shape may be the trigger that allows you to thrive and change your attitude about life. Whether you decide to keep up the fitness by lifting weights or running, you need to do some kind of workout every day so you become committed and develop the winner’s mindset.
Most people ignore getting fit and exercising until they are feeling tired, not happy with the way they look or some other compelling reason…The reasons you gave are the real reasons to exercise: It expands every level of your being (and of you life), bringing vitality to your body, mind, emotions and connection to higher wisdom. It’s not easy for me to make it a habit or fit it in but it makes such a difference when I do. Great subject to “tackle.” 🙂
Marc Guberti says
Thank you. I never thought about the effects exercise had on success until running became a daily routine.