To race a successful marathon requires a plan, a willingness to stick to that plan and the fortitude to overcome adversity and pain before you reach that finish line.
That description is remarkably like life ... whether we are talking about your career, your relationships, your health or any aspect of your life.
You will suffer setbacks.
Things won't always go smoothly.
The more willing you are to put in the effort, the better you will be rewarded.
The more pain you are willing to battle through, the better the result achieved.
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you choose to be." Ralph Waldo Emerson
For the best result in your life:
Have a plan.
Work the plan
Battle through the adversity.
"It's your game; make up your own rules." Barbara Corcoran