Doctors and scientist believed the human body could not run a mile under four minutes. They said anybody attempting such a foolish act would cause their hearts to explode.
How did Roger Bannister come to believe he could to the impossible? With the help of his coach Franz Stampfl.
Franz broke down the mile into four one quarter mile segments. He review Roger’s running stats for the past month and made a discovery. One time or another, Roger ran one quarter of a mile in less then one minute. All Roger needed to do was string them together at the right time and he could run the mile in less than 4 minutes.
Suddenly, breaking the 4 minute barrier become believable.
Part of Roger’s training included visualizing himself breaking the record. Every night before he went to sleep, he visualized running a mile in under 4 minutes. After several months of training… on May 6, 1954 Roger Did It!!!! He blazed across the finished line in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds.
Belief + Visualizing + Action = Success
The Power of Believing
Landy broke Roger’s record just 6 weeks later… 3 years later 200 runners ran the mile in less than 4 minutes. Today, at least 964 athletes can boost breaking the four minute barrier.
The only change between the other runners who couldn’t do it before Roger but could after… they suddenly didn’t get better…they simply began to believe they could do it too.
It doesn’t take much to make the impossible …possible. Gunder Haegg in 1945 set a new world record running the mine in 4:01.4. Nine years later Roger set a new record breaking time at 3:59.4. Roger broke Haegg’s record by seconds.
Does Your Thinking Slow You Down?
Psychological barriers block success far more common than physical barriers. Many of us never reach our full potential or live the life we dream about because of the psychological limits we place on ourselves.
Believe the specialness in you.. Boldly embrace your dreams and visions. Out of dreams and visions come belief, and out of belief comes commitment. Once you change your belief system, your goals and aspirations come much quicker.
Always remember, "If you believe it, YOU can achieve it."
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