If it wasn’t for fitness, I would either be dead or in prison right now…
That’s the truth.
The gym provided me a positive outlet to focus on growing up that allowed me to build my confidence and self-esteem during a time where I didn’t have any…
The choice to make fitness a habitual part of my lifestyle is one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made.
The discipline, confidence, and work ethic I developed in the gym have carried over to every area of my life and without question, have been a huge factor in the success I’ve seen.
At my company Nutrition Solutions, I actually pay my team to work out because I want them to experience the same benefits that I have and continue to as it pertains to fitness.
Exercising will drastically reduce the odds of a multitude of health conditions and diseases, improve your mental health, elevate your confidence, and increase the overall quality and wellness of your life.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself because the payoff is massive!
You will feel better, look better and learn valuable life lessons that will help you better navigate your way through this crazy journey of life…
Here Are 5 Powerful Life Lessons I Learned From Training
1. Just Go
Many of us are held back by our own limiting beliefs, especially in the beginning of a new journey.
Often, it’s the fear of failing that stops people from ever getting started.
The gym teaches you that you have to suck at something before you can be good at it.
But through the deliberate, consistent repetition of the process…
You will GET BETTER.
2. Discipline > Motivation
I don’t always feel like going to the gym…
I don’t always feel like sticking to my healthy meal plan…
But I do it anyway because I know the value in doing so & recognize that it’s in my own best interest to do so.
Once you develop this mentality at the gym, you’ll organically begin to be more disciplined with your diet, work, finances, and every other area of your life as well.
The gym gives us the opportunity to develop our discipline – which is super impactful because discipline is the key to all things success.
3. There’s No Failure, Only Learning Opportunities
The gym is probably the only place where failure is recognized as a GOOD thing.
If you “fail” during training, it’s because you decided to test your limits & try to push past them.
This is the same concept of “failure” in life.
Whether in fitness or life, failure isn’t the opposite of success.
…it’s part of success.
4. Lean Into Discomfort
People go to great lengths to avoid pain & discomfort, even the kind that’s good for them.
But it’s through discomfort that we’re able to grow & become something more.
When you go hard in the gym, sometimes you’ll be sore for days after.
But as any gym-goer will tell you, it’s that good kind of pain that makes you feel accomplished & aware your body is in the process of rebuilding itself stronger than before.
There are very few outlets that build both mental/physical toughness as pain does.
By increasing your threshold for discomfort, you elevate your capabilities & create opportunities for growth in every area of life.
5. If You Want to Change the World, Start by Changing Yourself
Fitness is one of the purest forms of personal development.
The first step on the pyramid of mastery in life is your physical body. By mastering your body, you’re also able to master your own mind.
Fitness shows us that if you’re willing to do the work, you will move forward without exception.
One healthy meal at a time…
One workout at a time…
One small decision to forgo immediate, short-term gratification at a time.
When we repeat this process consistently and begin to see the results, we start to understand that you can accomplish absolutely anything you set your mind to.