Well, for one, it takes guts, will and determination. Just ask Jody Padar a CPA at James J. Matousek, CPA, in Park Ridge, Ill.

In today’s Inside Views, Padar writes about her experience training for a triathlon and how the long preparatory work is comparable to studying for the CPA Exam. With humor and humility, Padar shares her experience and at the same time encourages others facing the challenge to never give up on the journey.

You can read Padar's account here.