The story of Roger Bannister is an inspirational one. For many years it was widely believed to be impossible for a human to run a mile in under four minutes. In fact, for many years, it was believed that the four-minute mile was a physical barrier that no man could break without causing significant damage to the runner's health. the achievement of a four-minute mile seemed beyond human possibility, like climbing Mount Everest or walking on the moon.
Roger Bannister had a dream that he could break the four-minute mile. He set a goal to run the mile in less than four minutes. He trained and worked hard. On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister was the first man to ever run the mile in less than four minutes.
So what happened to the physical barrier that prevented humans from running the four-minute mile? Was there a sudden leap in human evolution? No. It was the change in thinking that made the difference. Bannister had shown that breaking the four-minute mile was possible. Often the barriers we perceived are only barriers in our own minds. Previous runners had been held back by their beliefs and mindsets. Once that barrier was broken, other runners saw that it was possible. Sixteen runners went on to run a four-minute mile that same year!
Remind yourself that you are committed to pursuing your goals and dreams. You believe that you will achieve them. Now, you must be prepared to pay the price and put in massive action. Roger Bannister trained hard to achieve success --are you willing to do what it takes to make things happen?
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