3 Things That Gym Teaches About Life
A gym is often considered as a sacred place where people love spending hours burning and shaping their body. Often regarded as the House of Gains, Temple of Iron or the Sanctum of Muscles, the place motivates a person to push themselves honing their ability to focus. Growth and self-improvement are other key features which a gym provides to its people.
Classical Greeks believed gym as a sanctuary, a place of meditation and reflection teaching important aspects like self-control, discipline and work ethics. They believed that physical fitness makes a person more confident, self-assured and a more complete person. In fact, it can be read that they were so enthusiastic towards physical fitness that they considered mental clarity and physical fitness as two sides of the same coin.
It has been proved that exercise drastically reduces the odds of multiple health conditions and diseases; it improves the mental health and overall quality and longevity of a person’s life. In fact, it can be considered as one of the most beautiful gifts a person can gift to themselves while teaching a lot of things about life.
Just Do It
Nike tagline ‘Just Do It’ speaks volume about the positive effect of exercise in life. People are mostly held back by their own limiting beliefs, it is the fear of failure which stops them from getting started in the first place. At that very point, gym teaches something which is valuable for entire life.
Repeated practice is the only key to have a near perfect life. The whole mantra is to continue doing it until the goals are reached only to set the next target.
Failure is a Lesson
Gym teaches one to be resilient as well as patient that every time one gets knocked down, one always has a choice to stand and fight back or continue staying being knocked down.
Believing failure is final can deteriorate your confidence and moral which will lead to ones's low self-esteem and lower self-confidence.
But, accepting it as a natural phenomenon and accepting it as a challenge to overcome in future, will certainly contribute to ascending in your life becoming one of your most valuable life lessons.
Value in Pain
As the saying goes by, "No pain, no gain", similarly the soreness achieved after some intense day's of workouts resemble the efforts and pain a person goes through in order to achieve this stronger and resilient feat.
Pain contributes to building mental and physical toughness as other experiences contribute. Therefore, one must embrace the saying “What doesn’t kill you only serves to make you stronger”.
Most of the great lessons are taught in classrooms where the gym is one of them. It’s essential to continue towards pushing yourself rather than stopping it all at once.