Run 1 mile and you can change the world. That’s it. Just 1 mile. 5,280 feet. Four times around a high school track. Don’t think you can do it? It doesn’t matter how fast you go just don’t start running as fast as you want to finish. Run a little bit slower than as fast as you can until you see the end in site. Then lock your eyes on the goal and GO. Run. Swing your arms, yell, push, make a face, and give everything you have left to get to the end.
Now stop. Breathe. And realize what you just accomplished.
The mile is four years in college. The mile is 17 job applications before becoming employed. The mile is disappointing a friend to be true to yourself. The mile is 9 months of practice before the performance. The mile is the rejection before you closed the deal. And the feeling you got after you ran the mile is the same feeling you get from accomplishing all of the above. Only difference is now you know you can overcome.
If you can push yourself further than you thought possible in a 1 mile run you can overcome anything, if you just learn to pace yourself and push through when you think it’s impossible. And when in doubt, go on a run.
This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is a philosopher, blogger, and entrepreneur. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can connect with him on twitter @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin