One of the leaders I follow gained my respect in a moment.
He isn’t a coach, though he does provide correction.
He isn’t a business leader, though he does provide employment.
He isn’t an athlete, though he does like to tear up his body.
I had just listened to him speak. He was honest, vulnerable and inspiring. I walked up to him to thank him for the message and we began talking about working out.
He said, “I love to get in the gym and just TEAR UP MY BODY!”
That phrase stuck with me, and in that moment, I respected him more. I knew he willingly went through pain to achieve something he valued. I knew he understood the value of health and energy. I trusted he wouldn’t shy away from a battle he believed in. I knew he valued strength and established habits to ensure he stayed strong.
No leader can get their team to walk a path they are unwilling to step upon.
Are you willing to tear up your body? There is a powerful correlation between a strong body and a sound mind.