The Marathon is a great metaphor for life, long tough at times good at times but as long as you keep applying yourself you do win.
The lessons in running a marathon can be looked upon as trivial by many who are cynical. It teaches persaverance, discipline, dedication and behind all of this a deep burning desire to rise above ones current status quo.
The marathon is a throw back to ancient time, its primal in nature, survival was one of life’s goals, and the marathon teaches the ethic of self reliance in abundance. So when the principals of dedication, desire, determination take hold within the individual you learn that dreams can become a reality.
Simply putting the thought process of marathon success in your mind, you can transfer this into success in many walks of life.