Over the years, I have consistently heard testimonies about how the concepts I teach are just as effective for improving various aspects of one’s personal life as they are in helping one achieve success and fulfillment at work. I absolutely love to hear these stories of triumph over the past and I’m sure my readers get a boost of energy and motivation from them just as I do. In this post, I’d like to share one of my own victory stories, having to do with physical fitness, which has been an area that I have personally struggled with for as long as I can remember. I’m sharing this not to push a certain diet or exercise routine, but rather to energize and mobilize you to pursue whatever path suits you best when it comes to restoring or maintaining your fitness. And I’m sharing this with you because, if I can claim such a victory after what seems like a lifetime of struggling, there’s nothing to stop you from doing the same by pursuing your goal with intentionality and rigor. Remember that it is not knowing what to do, but doing what you know, that makes all the difference I the end.
If you are familiar with my writing on leadership, you know that I put a great deal of emphasis on the mindset and behavior of leaders as the key elements in creating a High Commitment Culture. There is, however, one other even more foundational factor, without which it is impossible for any leader to effectively lead, no matter how enlightened or empowering they may be. That one foundational element, upon which all else rests, is precisely this: the leader’s own physical health and fitness.