Now, take that quote and replace “children” with “adults.”
Overwhelmingly, financial success can be attributed to being physically fit.
“Research shows that when we exercise, blood pressure and blood flow increase everywhere in the body, including the brain. More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.”
I can tell you personally that being physically fit has allowed me to be successful in nearly every financial decision I have made. And it’s not just because I have more ‘blood flow to my brain.’
Being physically fit is much more than just having a healthy body. The process it takes to become physically fit is very similar to becoming financially fit.
There’s discipline, patience, and routine.
Those three qualities can be exercised by anyone. You don’t need a college degree, an exceptionally high IQ, or any secret information. It’s just a matter of sticking to a goal.
I’ll be honest, it’s a pretty boring process. Sticking to a healthy diet, maintaining physical exercise, and not straying towards any temptations.
It’s the same exact process as building your wealth.
But, it’s not all boring. I try to mix it up.
To stay fit I try to gamify everything. I make small achievable goals that lead to the completion of a larger accomplishment.
For example, I have always been involved in water sports. I’ve always been a good swimmer, but I absolutely despise swimming for exercise. It’s just boring. All you do is go back and forth while staring at a line below you.
So, instead of just swimming to stay fit, I played water polo. I did this all through school and it actually helped me financially get through college with a scholarship.
Playing a collegiate sport while maintaining a full load of classes is a lot of work. However, the routine you learn easily translates into becoming a successful individual later on in life.
The key is to maintain your discipline and continue to stay physically active.
So, for the coming year, if you plan on increasing your wealth or becoming more successful in life, you should first concentrate on your physical fitness.
“Research shows healthy people miss fewer days, are more productive, more motivated, make more money and stay in the work force longer,” and, “People who suffer from financial stresses, in fact, two out of five save they suffer from ulcers, headaches, sleep disorders, physical ailments.”
To help you with this process, my wife (Meredith) has generously shared one of her online programs with you completely free. She actually made a special page here. There’s no sign-up, no password, no catch – it’s completely free.
Just to give you a little background about Meredith. She’s by far the most disciplined person I know. She’s also one of the most fit people I know. And she happens to be my wife!
She was an All-American water polo player in college and now runs here own fitness business. Her clients range from A-list celebrities to Fortune 500 CEOs, and she’s been hired by top athletic programs to custom design fitness routines.
The workouts require no gym equipment, so there’s no excuse!
Whatever your goals are for 2017, make fitness your number one. Not only will you feel better about yourself, but the rest of your life will begin to get fit as well.
I still get in the pool to play water polo to this day (this was a couple months ago), even though my college days were almost 10 years ago.