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When people think of being financially successful, they often think of grit, sacrifice, sleepless nights, and all that kind of stuff.
Of course, there’s no denying that in order to make a success of a business, you will have to work hard, with consistency, and make some sacrifices in other areas of your life.
What is not true, however, is that in order to make a success of your business you’ve got to ruin your health by doing things like sleeping radically too few hours each night, failing to take proper nutrition into account, and so on.
In fact, living your life this way is only a fast track to the day when you have to Google search terms like urgent care center near me. And, even before things really come to a head, you’ll find that this kind of lifestyle makes you radically less – not more – productive.
So, here are some basic beginner tips on how to boost your physical and financial health, side by side.
If you stay up all night, every night, you will not feel “strong” or “healthy.” And if you constantly slack off at work, and check social media instead of grinding away at your business, you will not feel “proud”, or “productive.”
Simply paying attention to how you feel, and aligning your actions with what makes you feel strong and proud of yourself instead of the reverse, can go a surprisingly long way towards putting you on the right track for financial and physical health.
If something feels badly wrong in your life, it’s a sign that you’ve got to inspect and address something.
“Balance” often sounds a lot like “laziness” to ambitious, driven people – whether amateur athletes or entrepreneurs.
The thing is, if you lack all balance in your life, you will inevitably burn out.
By all means, you must maintain a certain degree of “positive tension” in order to stimulate growth in the different areas of your life. Things shouldn’t be “easy.” But they should be “balanced.”
After training in the gym, you need to rest for your muscles to grow bigger and stronger. Likewise, after a hard, productive day in the office, you need to spend some time doing other things in order to unwind and rejuvenate.
Many people who are striving to be fitter, or more financially successful, will compare themselves unfavourably to other people who have achieved great things.
This is only likely to lead to imbalance, dissatisfaction, and insecurity.
The best way to pursue growth, is to focus on incremental improvements from yesterday. Are you moving your business steadily in the right direction? Are you consistently performing your workouts?
“Slow and steady wins the race” is a well-established saying for a reason. You don’t want to be too slow, but incremental improvements each day are the path to success.
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