Will Smith has it right. The keys to life are truly Running and Reading.
According to Will, “When you’re running … there’s a little person that talks to you, and that little person says, “Oh, I’m tired,” or “My lungs are about to pop,” or “I’m so hurt, I’m so tired there is no way I could possibly continue.” And you want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your life.”
This is the one thing that every runners know well. We constantly fight with this little voice, at times we give in but when we do manage to tell it to SHUT UP miracles can happen. Especially when its only the first mile in a marathon and you’re asking yourself why the little voice came out so early.
As for reading, Will said that “there have been millions and billions and gazillions of people that have lived before all of us, there is no new problem you could have with your life, parents, school, jobs, bullies that someone hasn’t already solved and wrote about it in a book”
So get out there and run like you mean it, tell that little voice inside your head to SHUT UP and make it a great run. Once you’re done running, head home and open up a book. Well eat first then open the book. Gotta listen to that little voice that keep telling you to feed it.