Roger Bannister has me all excited this morning. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the promise of possibility, of hope that limiting beliefs exist only to be shattered. I realize that everything I need to know to succeed now, I knew as a toddler – I just let limiting beliefs get in the way. That happens to all of us. It’s part of life.
It really doesn’t matter how those limiting beliefs, those thoughts that keep holding us back got between our ears. I mean that – it doesn’t matter. Let that sink in.
What does matter?
That we let them go, that we replace them with new, positive energizing thoughts. Have you heard this before?
But, let me ask ya, what have you done with that knowledge? Have you stepped out of your comfort zone and expanded it to new possibilities of what you’re capable of?
But, don’t take it from me. Let Roger inspire you too today.
The 1500m final on 26 July would prove to be one of the more dramatic in Olympic history. The race was not decided until the final meters, Josy Barthel of Luxembourg prevailing in an Olympic-record 3:45.28 (3:45.1 by official hand-timing) with the next seven runners all under the old record. Bannister finished fourth, out of the medals, but set a British record of 3:46.30 (3:46.0) in the process. So…
Bannister sets a new goal
After the devastation of his failure at the 1952 Olympics, Bannister spent two months deciding whether to give up running. He decided on a new goal: To be the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Accordingly, he intensified his training.
History was made on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford. 3,000 watched Roger Bannister do what no man thought possible – run the mile in 3 min 59.4
What are your 4 minute miles? What do you think impossible? Which of those do you really want to achieve?
Then “pull a Roger”. Set the goal, take action by plugging away at achieving it every day. Better your best. Believe and see yourself doing it.
Some days the wind will be at your back and somedays you’ll feel like you’re running into a headwind. But, with persistence and belief –