My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked, down I will get back up, every time. -- Navy SEAL Creed
As a Navy SEAL, I learned that physical and mental strength were essential for survival. During training, our instructors knocked us down every day, all day. To survive, we learned not only how to get back up, but how to get back up and fight harder. The only way we could do this was to be in top physical condition. If our bodies broke down, our minds and our determination to succeed were not far behind. Many good Navy men did not make it through SEAL training because they weren’t quite physically hard or mentally strong enough.
In a fast-paced entrepreneurial organization, leaders need to be healthy, confident, and driven in order to move the company forward. Better fitness leads to better leadership. Similarly, a healthy workforce will be more likely to help fulfill the organization's mission, vision, and goals.
Here are seven reasons a focus on fitness leads to success:
If you want a top performing team, you need to lead by example. Get out from behind your desk and start moving.