I admit it, I’m not the fittest person going around.

I know a few people who have run marathons, but couldn’t imagine being able to run one myself.

I can’t do it, so why bother trying?

But then I wonder…

Can I run to the end of the street?  Probably.

And if I do that often enough, could I move up to running around the block? Maybe.

Is it possible then that I could eventually run for a couple of kilometres if I keep persisting? I think so.

If I maintained my training, could I then run 5, 10, 20 kilometres?  Why not?

So, again I ask, can I run a marathon?  Not today, but if I start with what I can do and keep working at it and improving, there’s no reason why I can’t.

I don’t really want to run a marathon, but I do have other aspirations that seem impossible right now.

But if I start small, with what I have available to me at the moment and keep improving, who knows where it will end?

So whether you want to get super fit, lose weight (and keep it off), start your own business, increase your wealth, become a great musician, solve a complex social justice issue or write a best-selling book, remember that you may not be in a position to do it yet, but if you start working on it now and never stop improving, you can get there.

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