When was the last time you had an amazing workout? You know, the kind that leaves your legs feeling like jello and your arms like noodles, yet still somehow you leave feeling energized and unstoppable?
At Black Finch, we have found that experiencing intense physical activity leaves you with a profound sense of accomplishment. You’ve either finished your last round of reps, reached the peak of a mountain after a 5-hour hike or you’ve even finished your first week of intense workouts in the gym. No matter what the exercise, you’re experiencing the benefits and they’re undeniable.
In our experience, these types of workouts have helped us perform better in our demanding and strenuous jobs. They’ve given us more energy to spend with the family and reduced our overall stress levels. In our careers only the driven prosper, and those who are driven to be successful most likely exercise regularly in order to create a peak physical mental state that positively affects all areas of your life.
In the day-to-day grind of work, life and pursuing your goals, the benefits of working out can be easily forgotten. We understand that it is easy to use lack of time as an excuse, however, in life, people make time for what is important to them. If you make exercise a priority, you can find time to exercise even with a crazy work schedule. Social media has become America’s greatest pass-time, but the truth of life remains the same: physical activity is essential to our overall health and well-being.
“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby
Although most driven, passionate and successful people make exercise a priority, the following three reasons will give everyone the extra motivation, drive and inspiration to improve your physical and mental well-being.
1. Great Mental Toughness and Grit
Self-discipline is one of the traits that is key to your success. It is the grit and determination to stick to a goal despite the distractions that you face. When you exercise routinely you are building new habits of discipline.
Every day will bring new challenges. One day you might go all-out and have a really hard work out. Other days you might not even want to work out, but as long as you are physically active day-to-day, you are building habits that will set you up for success. When your determination out ways your motivation, you will come to a crossroads and in that moment, when you choose to do the one thing you didn’t want to do because you know it is what is best for you, you have sharpened your mental edge and improved your self-mastery. Over time your determination will become passion and you will become an unwavering, focused and unstoppable machine when it comes down to pursuing what is important to you.
2. Increased Mental and Physical Energy
Do you know what you want your life to look like? Do you have goals? Have you thought about the different stages of your life and what you want to accomplish? Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you never experienced exhaustion? If this were the case, how would your life change? Would your quality of life increase?
Whatever you pursue in life will always require two things: time and effort. These two things depend on your energy levels, which depends on your health and fitness. When you eat the right foods for your body, get enough sleep and exercise routinely, then your mind and body become less fatigued and save energy like the energizer bunny.
When your fitness is in alignment with your eating habits and sleep patterns, you increase mental energy and continue to stay at your peak level. Getting tasks done will seem less like a chore, productivity won’t feel like such a stressful work and grogginess will no longer exist. While these things are mostly work related, that is because we spend most of our time at work and we often align our success with our working status or title.
3. Your Health is EVERYTHING
In life, the majority of the general public confuses the meaning of being selfless. People generally believe that putting others before themselves or doing a lot for other individuals is what makes them better people and ultimately determines what they get out of life. At Black Finch, we believe the opposite. We know that in order to best serve the people around us, whether it is at work, with a group of friends or even our own families, we HAVE to serve ourselves first. If we’re not at our best, if we don’t feel great about ourselves and our purpose, then how can we enhance the lives of others around us? Taking care of others, means taking care of you.
We’ll leave you with this: The only things in life that we can control is our attitude and our effort. It doesn’t take superior talent to control either of those. Find your motivation, turn it into dedication and it will become your passion.