- Benefits of Strength Training Part 2 – Health Benefits
- Benefits of Strength Training Part 3 – Sex Benefits
- Benefits of Strength Training Part 4 – Indirect Benefits
Self-esteem is the fancy word for ego.
A big ego is a vital part of success.
Winning big is not possible without having a big ego.
Another perk of having a big ego is assertiveness. Humble men are not assertive. Humble is timid and timid men don’t go far in life. If you don’t ask, you shall not receive.
Self-Esteem is a Must for Making it to the Top
Self-esteem comes second from the top at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In other words, you can’t make it to the top without having a big ego.
The average man struggles at the bottom of the pyramid. But we want to be at the top. We want to leave the average behind. Being an average man sucks. All the good things happen to the top men. Top men get more money and prettier girls. Average men eat shit. Being an average man will even kill you.
Having a big ego is precious but like every other precious thing, it’s not easy to earn. Girls may achieve it easier by just being young and pretty but there’s no free lunch for men. You need to earn it. Sure, you may have an artificially inflated ego but it will crumble sooner than later at the first big blow. You need more than that.
Strength training is a scientifically proven way to build self-esteem. How does it do that?
#1) Strength training will make you look good
Good-looking people have better self-esteem.
Having a muscular, low-fat body is guaranteed to make you look better.
Everybody wants to have a “toned” body but being toned simply means having more muscle mass and less body fat.
A fatso will still look like a fatso no matter how fancy his clothes are. A weakling will still look like a weakling regardless of what he wears.
Strength training is the best way to build an aesthetic physique. Done right, it will make you more muscular and leaner.
#2) Strength training will teach you how to overcome challenges
The ability to overcome challenges is an integral part of your self-esteem. No matter how high you value yourself today, life is full of challenges and you need to overcome them consistently. You need to prove yourself over and over. Otherwise, you will lose your self-esteem.
Success is achieved by leaving your comfort zone and taking risks. If winning was done in the comfort zone, everybody would be winners. But winners are rare and losers are abundant.
Building strength is tough. You need to get out of your comfort zone. Lifting heavy weights is uncomfortable because unless you push your limits, you won’t get stronger. Hitting personal records at the gym is a challenge and that’s how you get stronger. You need to consistently overcome the challenges of new personal records, otherwise, you won’t get stronger.
You will not be able to hit personal records in a consistent fashion. You will have plateaus and failures until you try over and over until you succeed. Any successful man will tell you that failure is a big part of success and you will fail a lot during your strength training. Failure is frustrating and your failures at strength training will toughen your mind and prepare you for future failures. You will learn to deal with failure.
All kinds of success follow the same pattern. You leave your comfort zone, take risks, fail, try again, overcome challenges and succeed.
Overcoming challenges of your strength training will be a blueprint for success in other areas of your life.
At 50th Law, 50 cent talks about how his boxing training helped him with his success at music. It makes perfect sense because, as I said, all kinds of success follow the same pattern.
#3) Strength training will build you self-respect
No man is born like Hercules and nobody becomes truly strong without strength training.
If you want to be strong, there’s no other way to achieve it.
Self-respect is an important part of your ego. Building strength will build you self-respect.
I have never met a truly strong person who didn’t have self-respect.
#4) Strength training will earn you the respect of other people
There’s a reason respect by others is listed in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as a component of self-esteem. Everybody wants to be respected.
People instinctively respect strong people because it’s a survival strategy. If you side with the strong, you will increase your chance of survival.
Strength commands respect and you will get it by strength training.
Strength training is an excellent way to boost your self-esteem and it will give you a blueprint for success in other areas of life.
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