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1485: Ten Life Lessons From Lifting Weights | Mind Pump

Key Takeaways

  • Most of what gets you into a gym is about something more surface-level than seeking personal growth
  • Life lessons from weightlifting come in years after consistency and discipline when your focus is no longer looks, gains, aesthetics
  • People who workout regularly: handle challenges better, see challenges as valuable, tend to be more successful in business, and are more resilient
  • “Fitness is one of the best, easiest ways to enter into personal growth.” – Sal
  • Highlight from ten lessons from weight lifting: fitness changes your relationship with pain; embrace failure as part of the process; focus on what you can change, ignore everything else; consistency is key; healthy self-criticism is good

Introduction

The Mind Pump hosts are Sal Di Stefano (IG: @mindpumpsal), Adam Schafer (IG: @mindpumpadam) and Justin Andrews (IG: @mindpumpjustin).

In this episode, hosts Sal, Adam & Justin review the ten lessons they have learned from lifting weights over the years. They cover topics like consistency and discipline, and how the benefits of lifting weights spill into other areas of life.

Exercise & Personal Growth

  • Most of what gets you into a gym is about something more surface-level than seeking personal growth
  • Life lessons from weightlifting come in years after consistency and discipline
  • Beneficial connections start to come in when you are less focused on looks and aesthetics and take the values of action
  •  Kids do better in school and become more confident as a result of the growth process
  • “Fitness is one of the best, easiest ways to enter into personal growth.” – Sal
  • Personal growth methods (e.g., religion) tend to be polarizing – exercise is universal
  • People who workout regularly: handle challenges better, see challenges as valuable, tend to be more successful in business, and are more resilient

Ten Life Lessons From Lifting Weights

  • 1. Fitness changes your relationship with pain: lifting heavier is beneficial towards growth – that stretching beyond your comfort zone carries over into life
  • 2. Embrace failure as part of the process – you won’t be great right out of the gate; failure is part of every growth process
  • 3. Learn to care for yourself as you would care about others in your life
  • If you train because you don’t like yourself, you will probably overtrain, hate your exercise, and be miserable
  • People are often driven to the gym by insecurities – once you step back and focus on your health, there are huge increases in self-awareness
  • 4. Focus on what you can change, ignore what you can’t – use what you’re good at to your advantage
  • 5. Perfect doesn’t exist
  • 6. Humility – there’s always someone stronger, faster, more knowledgeable
  • You want to be hungry to learn more and grow
  • Some days are better than others: weights you once used feel harder sometimes, this is a constant lesson in life – some days are tougher than others
  • 7. Consistency is key – can you persevere when others would give up?
  • 8. The journey is more important than the destination – goals help direct you but the only way to keep moving forward is to enjoy the journey
  • Nothing prevents you from moving forward if you enjoy the pursuit
  • 9. Healthy self-criticism is a good thing – you want to objectively know where to improve and achieve self-awareness
  • 10. Find balance, it will lead to better results
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