For centuries people believed a man could not run a four minute mile. Doctors and scientists said the body could not achieve this feat because of man’s bone structure and design. Everyone agreed the four minute mile was impossible to achieve – until, on May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister accomplished the feat in Oxford, England with the time of 3.59.4 sec. He believed. That same year, 37 other people ran the mile in less than four minutes – they too believed.
Four Minute Mile; Dream You Can Achieve it
All dreams and goals begin with a single thought. Bannister believed he would break the four minute mile. Our emotions push us to accomplish our goals and dreams through trial and error, testing and measuring, and a belief in the possible.
What is your four minute mile? What is the one thing people have told you that you could not accomplish? Is it a sales goal, opening a new location, or developing a new product? What do you believe in? What are you willing to study and drive to achieve? Striving for goals is hard physical and emotional work. It is turning off the “no’s” and believing in “yes”.
Bannister said, “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” The key to hitting your goals and dreams is removing the negative thoughts from your mind. Pull these thoughts like you would pull a weed from a garden. Prune and fertilize the goals and good thoughts so you too can achieve the “four minute mile” on your goal list.