It's not talent that gets you to where you need to be. It's courage that takes you to the next level. Courage is something where you take a leap of faith, pushing yourself forward in order to improve yourself. Without courage, you can't get things done, you won't go forward, and you'll end up weaker.
It takes courage to sign up for an impossibly long race. It takes courage to go for that job interview. It takes courage... to do a lot of things. It's the initial move, the most important move that impacts the path you take.
Today, I went out for a nice run, running 5.82 miles in 40:02, an average of 6:52 min/mile. It was a decent pace so I'm pretty glad I'm there. Hopefully, I'll be able to get even faster and run a PR at the next marathon.