They say there is no secret formula to success. There aren’t any shortcuts to get you to the top, which ultimately means that if you want to achieve success in life you need to work hard for it. But working hard doesn’t necessarily mean tormenting yourself with endless hours at work, skipping meals so you can start your day ahead, or relinquishing the very idea of going to the gym because travelling there is just a waste of time when you could be studying for future projects. Sometimes we do all these things and push ourselves to the brink of exhaustion because we assume that if we do, we earn success. Well, according to Richard Branson, an English business magnate who founded the multibillion-dollar recording company Virgin Records, his secret to being productive is to simply “work out.”
Now you’re probably thinking he is being selfish for withholding the secret to his success but if you come to think of it, if you analyze his words and listen to him explain why it will all begin to make sense.
Every natural-born entrepreneur is programmed to crave success. There’s always that desire to make your business flourish no matter what. And so because we are so determined to acquire success we do pretty much whatever it takes to get there. Unfortunately, when we say, “whatever it takes” we take it to a whole different not to mention hazardous level. We do things that unknowingly destroy our health and not just that we’re even destroying our own personal relationships with our families and friends without us knowing it all because we thirst for success.
Unfortunately, our health takes on the backburner when we have this intense and untamed greed to win over our failures. But did you know that if you focus all your attention on success and neglect your health you won’t get to enjoy the fruits of your labor later on because you’ll probably end up with a heart attack before you even get promoted.
Here’s the truth that Branson didn’t exactly say verbatim, being in tiptop shape healthy is one of the secrets to success that’s why he works out. Staying fit and healthy actually improves our productivity and energy and it improves our brain function making us better decision makers. If you are well rested and if you sleep better you are reducing your susceptibility to certain illnesses and diseases and this of course leads to fewer absences and more days at work.
So there, if you’re still wondering if being healthy makes you more successful the answer is yes.