As individuals with distinct goals, we each interpret success differently. But, no matter who you are, what your goal is and how you define success, one thing holds true: a healthy body and mind is essential if you want to lead a truly successful life.
For Arman Sadeghi, an entrepreneur, creator of the Titanium Success Shred workout program and owner of Green Electronics Recycling, good health means having the ability and energy to do the things he loves most.
“As the father of two little girls, I have to have the energy to keep up with them. Additionally, I need to have the energy to keep up with my work,” he said. “I find that if I eat poorly, skip workouts, sleep too much, gain weight or other things that decrease my energy, I am unable to get the results I want from life.”
Sadeghi coaches high-level business executives, entrepreneurs and professional athletes, and one of the first steps in his approach, he says involves improving their diets and exercise routines.
“I immediately change their diet and get them active every day of the week so I can get their energy up,” he explained. “Once their energy increases, everything else becomes much easier.”
Sadeghi noted that good health goes beyond the physical as well.
“Psychologically, when we are not as healthy as we can be, it's hard to push ahead and maintain a sense of fulfillment from life.”
For this reason, to achieve overall good health and success in life, it’s important to care for your mental health through habits like regular social engagement, getting adequate sleep and stress management.
“Stress is what stops most people from getting the results they want in life,” Sadeghi said. “Unfortunately, as stress increases, the human body changes, hormone levels change and success becomes much harder. Of course, this then further increases stress, so it's an unfortunate cycle that feeds itself.”
But for managing stress, exercise and eating right are two key components.
Sadeghi designed the Titanium Success Method as a 25-minute daily workout so that even someone as busy as himself can easily fit regular physical activity into their schedule. The program also comes with a nutrition guide that Sadeghi says divides all foods into four easy-to-understand categories.
“So people know exactly what to eat and what to avoid,” he said.
Sadeghi’s bottom line: without good health, our bodies lack the energy and enthusiasm needed to do the things we love most. And as Bob Dylan so eloquently once said, “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
So, whatever prize you’ve got your eyes set on, make sure to take care of yourself and your health if you’re serious about conquering your goals.