Research from the University of Georgia has shown that physical fitness and financial success are directly correlated with one another.

Regardless of this state, our world is more obese than ever. Why? Because fitness is one of the last remaining areas you can’t slide by with a half-assed effort.

It’s this one, simple fact, that makes fitness absolutely amazing.

In today’s hand out world, where everyone gets a ribbon for showing up, the art of earning success has been lost. Today we expect success, without doing any work.

Unfortunately that’s not reality.

Sure, in some cases you can steal, lie and cheat your way to success – that I can’t argue. However fitness isn’t one of those areas. You either put in the work or get put in your place. There’s a reason it’s called “working out”

You have to spend the hours sweating, training and earning your body. That’s what makes fitness amazing. It’s the antidote to our obese and success-entitled society. It’s a tribute to our most primal character trait: Work ethic.

It’s also a reminder that if you can change your body, you can change your life. Greg Plitt puts it best: “Second by second you lose the opportunity to become the person you want to be. Take charge of your life.”

It only takes a few hours a week of training and following basic nutrition guidelines to get there. Block out some time and make fitness a priority. You don’t want to be the richest man in the graveyard.