Originally posted on Quartz on July 2, 2017.
I'm often asked how I was able to go from inactive academic to participating in invitation-only ultramarathons.
While it's no small feat, the three components of self-control--standards, monitoring, and strength--fortified my self-discipline. With those factors, and the additional and necessary support from my close relationships, practicing self-control ensured my success and gave me the opportunity to grow.
Read more about my running journey the factors of self control here.