Why Get Jacked?
1 - Strength Comes In Handy
Whether you're an office worker or an athlete, building functional strength (as muscle is a by-product of strength) will without a doubt come in handy for you.
Be it when moving furniture, pushing your car off to the side of the road after a breakdown, assuming side control in a brazilian jiu jitsu match or forging your path beyond your opponent to score the winning touch down - strength will be of massive assistance to you in these situations.
Because strength comes in handy (which the vast majority of people don't have) you'll be able to seek and utilize opportunities that others would not.
In my town furniture removalists are few and far between, all the guys that're working in that field are jacked, and they're all getting paid good money too.
2 - Your Mindset Will Evolve
As cliche as it sounds I couldn't agree more with the whole mindset shift that's said to take place after lifting weights consistently for a period of time.
It's far more than just getting jacked and lifting heavy things.
In order to truly excel and reveal those shredded abs, in order to blast beyond the level of strength that common-folk deem impressive into beast territory you have to cultivate an unbreakable mindset. The weights are heavy as fuck, it's early in the morning and you probably don't want to be there.
Everyone else is in bed, it'd be nice to still be in there too.
The discipline exercised to put yourself out there in the field, in the place where your results are solidified - the gym, requires discipline and a hell of a lot of sheer mental toughness and intestinal fortitude.
3 - It's A Physical Deterrent
Self-defence is all well and good, I'm a big fan of jiu jitsu and krav maga - however the first rule learned in any self defence situation is to avoid trouble and be out of there...
Knowing how to throw a punch, defend a tactic and mobilize an attacker is something everyone should learn, hoping they won't ever need to use it.
Being jacked is the best deterrent - having a physique that commands attention and off-puts any would be attackers is a far better approach to self-defence than having to display your skills when trouble arises.
Look physically strong and command respect and chances are you'll never have to use those skills.
4 - You'll Meet Winners Along The Way
Getting jacked takes time, along the way you're bound to meet other gym-goers on the same path as you.
Maybe you'll shoot the shit before and after your workouts, maybe you'll get a training buddy around the same level as you...
I can honestly say every guy I've met that's had an impressive physique also has the iron discipline and ill will that I mentioned above.
These aren't the people that'll make excuses when you're going to train and tell you at the last minute that they won't be there.
It's hard to find reliable, strong-minded individuals and the gym along with the dojo are two of the places I've had success finding them.
5 - It Teaches You The Process
Business and fitness have far more in common than I first thought.
After spending years building my physique, followed by years building up my online businesses it's safe to say if I didn't push myself to the brink in the gym and learn the lessons of the grind along the way I probably wouldn't have even set out to start my own business - let alone go through with it and push beyond all the shortcomings, failures and last minute opportunities that've presented themselves along the way.
As an ex video game addict I found my understanding of grinding it out and levelling up on online games similiar to the process required to build muscle and increase your strength in the gym, it's a long game that needs to be chipped away at daily. After seeing great success in the gym this process (albeit slightly different) assisted me to build up my first online business.
Notice a lot of high level athletes and bodybuilders go into various business ventures?
These people, regardless of whether they've got a college degree, an MBA or any other qualification or experience in the business realm are already ahead - they've got the discipline and the mental toughness on their side. These skills, acquirable by anyone regardless of IQ are far harder to cultivate and continue to build in comparison to a course or the knowledge out of a university text book.