Last week, we had a discussion about whether or not people who are physically fit and healthy out earn people who are not. What we found out was that people who are physically fit and healthy, tend to earn, on average, a higher income than people that are not. What we really began to explore was that it was possibly because of their habits.
It reminded me of when I was 13 and I ran track in high school. At one of our meets, we had a coach come out, his name was Luc Bienvenue and Luc was scouting for runners. He chose 4 girls from my little high school in the middle of nowhere in the eastern townships of Quebec, and I was fortunate to be chosen as one of them.
I remember when Luc started working with us, he asked us this very clear question. He asked if we wanted to be really good runners. I was 13 wide eyed and the answer was “of course I do, Yes I do”. He asked the question again… ” Do you want to be an excellent runner, one of the best runners?” again I said “absolutely I definitely do!” But then he asked the question a third time. I said yes but now I was getting a little impatient.