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Yes, You Can!

Break down barriers and achieve even your loftiest goals by creating a positive mindset.

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This story appears in the July 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A good friend of mine regularly runs marathons. Every morning, he gets up more than an hour before the rest of his family and puts in about 10 miles. I was curious how hard it is for him to successfully complete runs that are more than twice the length of his regular practice.

He told me that his morning run isn't only about conditioning his body; it's also about improving his attitude. He said his mind, not his body, is the key to being able to extend his daily runs to 26 miles. Keeping a positive mental attitude allows him to push himself when his body feels like giving out.

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