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last updated March 1, 2021

Fitness is a gateway drug to personal development

by Rob Arthur

Have you ever wondered why some folks get so fanatical about fitness?

Why they make it such a priority?

A non-negotiable?

It isn’t just about losing fat.

Getting stronger.

Feeling more energetic.

Sure, the whole “look and feel awesome” thing is pretty sweet.

But it doesn’t tell the whole story about why fitness can be so addicting.

Fitness runs much deeper than how you look, feel, and perform.

The skills required for getting lean, strong, and healthy are transferable to all other areas of life.

Identifying values, setting goals, planning ahead, delaying gratification, looking inward, managing time, overcoming obstacles, accepting imperfection.

Putting yourself first.

Fitness isn’t just about fitness.

Fitness is a gateway drug to personal development.

We’re conditioned to see eating, moving, and living well as something that we “have to do”.

As something separate from all of the other things we do.

A burden.

The truth is, if your fitness efforts are driven by a strong sense of self-worth.

By a burning desire to be your best self.

It can and will help you do that.

In all areas of your life.

Your career.

Your family.

Your relationships.

But it starts with you.

Put yourself first.

You are worth that.

You’ve got this.


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