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  The Entrepreneur Marathon

Entrepreneurs, on your mark, get set, go!

Running your business is like running a marathon. If you are an entrepreneur then you understand that building your business is more like running a marathon then like running the 100-yard dash.

Not to take away from winners of the 100-yard dash. No question that winning any race takes intense training. But this race is over in less than 10 seconds. Running your business requires more than a 10-second sprint.

It requires training, focus and determination. And then some. As an entrepreneur your business requires you to be committed for the long term. Performing well today is not enough. You must perform well tomorrow - and the next day.

It's not complicated. It is much like running a marathon. First you move your right foot - then you move your left foot. What could be simpler? It's simple - but not easy - because you must do it 30,000 times.

While running a marathon sometimes you run faster and sometimes you run slow - or even walk - but you keep moving despite the pain. And there is plenty of pain - both physical and mental. The mental pain is the bigger obstacle. The worst part is the hundreds maybe thousands of doubting thoughts attacking your mind. You hear the message, "Stop now" echoing over and over. Your only defense is "Left foot - right foot". Meanwhile you keep hearing your inner voice screaming at you, "Damm, it hurts.".

While running your business the mental pain is the toughest obstacle. Your fear, your embarrassments, and your uncertainty can scream, "Stop". Your negative imagination can kill you and your business. After you build a successful business nobody cares how long it took for you to become successful. It usually takes years. It took 20 years for Bill Gates to become 'King of the World". And they will still call you an "overnight success."

You must have a simple way of overcoming those persistent doubts. You must have a compelling business plan that is as simple as "left foot - right foot".

If you are an entrepreneur - congratulations!

If you are an entrepreneur - remember that you are running a marathon - not a 100-yard dash.

If you are an entrepreneur, focus on the goal and ignore the pain.

Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.
Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot. Left foot - right foot.


Hurray for you entrepreneurs!



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