Different individuals have a different meaning of success. Most of us equate success to goals, and we work so hard to achieve it. But you wanna know a secret? Your key to success is actually to run.

1) Running allows you to set higher goals.

You may run or maybe jog for a good 15 minutes at the beginning of your workout session. Once you get used to that routine, you set higher goals. Maybe next time, you’re already running for an hour nonstop. This is a significant improvement. Every time you successfully manage to achieve your goal, immediately set a higher one. A lot of studies has shown that those who effectively set goals tend to achieve more. Setting goals will always keep your focus and do what is required, and this will always keep you motivated. With that, you will be able to see success soon!

2) Running reminds you to finish what you started

We all have days that we don’t feel like doing anything, and all we want to do is lie on our bed. We sometimes feel down because despite the hard work and effort we put in to achieve it, we are still far from it. This time is critical. You should always keep in mind your end goal and practice self-discipline. Don’t cave in to such thoughts and remember why you started and finish it. Like what Joe Namath mentioned, “if you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”. Being persistent, tenacious and having self-discipline helps anyone to thrive in life.

3) Running makes you realize your pace

It is normal during a marathon that some people will pass you, and some people might fall behind. But you are going on your own pace. There’s no need to rush and don’t compare yourself with others. It’s always okay to run slower and take it easy. You are different from others. As long as you continue to look ahead and make it through the finish line, you are already doing well. You can also use your surrounding to motivate yourself and thus improving your pace. As long as you finish strong, that’s what matters the most. Relating back to real life, some of your friends might achieve more at your age and that’s okay. As long as you are focused and know your goals, you will eventually get there. The most important thing is not to compare yourself with others, but to know your true capability and work towards it. You do you. You are still successful.


Running improves your life and makes you a stronger and better person. It is definitely your key to success. So what are you waiting for? Start running today and be successful!


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