There Is Nothing More
Pitiful From Darren Hardy -
of Success Magazine
My mentor Jim Rohn emphasized that one of
the first things everyone should work on is their physical health. He said,
How terrible would it be if
the mind said, lets go conquer
the world and the body said, I cant even get out of
bed? It takes your healthy body to carry around your head full of
ideas and your hearts desires.
There is nothing more pitiful than a
ready and willing mind but an incapable body.
There is a well-known quote from the
philosopher Virgil that says, The greatest wealth is health. I also
believe that health is the beginning of wealth. In other words, your health
will help you create wealth.
Times of great danger.
The great efficiencies of technology have made us more inactive and
sedentary than ever before. Food has become more abundant, more easily
accessible, super-sized, bulk packaged and mass merchandised. Commercial
marketing has proliferated into every space of attention with ingeniously
creative and utterly tantalizing commercial marketing. It has never been more
difficult to become and remain healthy.
If you are in the business of attracting,
influencing, selling or leading others, how you show up, your physical
appearance, speaks volumes about who you are, how you are and what you are or
not capable of.
I know, people shouldnt judge you,
right? Well, here is a clue
Whether you like it or not, people make
judgments and draw conclusions about you in the first 10-15 seconds they meet
you, based solely on how you look. Like it or not, how you show up on the
outside says a lot about you on the inside. Our body advertises our personal
development. All the habits, behaviors, choices, disciplines (or lack there of)
are made physical (literally) in your physique.
Here is a good question to
consider: If your body is the billboard of
your personal development, your calling card and your personal 15-second
commercial, what is it communicating? Take a good hard look in the mirror
(literally) and determine if that is the message you want conveyed. I know this
is pretty direct and maybe a bit harsh, but this is the reality of life. This
is also why I hope you read this blogbecause I am willing to tell it to
you straight with no holds barred.
Ive passed this tip to you before but
let me repeat it again here: If you want to attract committed, dedicated,
disciplined and consistent people into your business, then you have to exhibit
those qualities yourself first. And like it or not, how you show up, your
physical outcome, is the demonstration of those qualities in you.
So I encourage you to take your physical
fitness seriously. If not for the sheer benefit of having you live longer, look
younger and feel better, then because it will attract more and higher quality
people into your entrepreneurial pursuit
On my Facebook fan page there are several
(free!) videos where I offer some no-nonsense health and fitness tips: my
personal strategy to staying fit, the forgotten secret to health, making food
selections and surviving those holy moments.
For more tips on uprooting the (maybe
unconscious) bad habits and installing the simple disciplines that will last a
lifetime (finally!), I also refer you to Chapter 3 of
The Compound Effect. Chapter 4 also gives you the
system to keep yourself motivated and consistent.