Ordinary people believe only in the possible.
Extra-ordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible.
And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible – Cherie Carter-Scott.
After finishing 4th, just out of medal contention in the 1500 meters of the 1952 Olympics, British track athlete Roger Bannister set a new goal.
A goal according to many was HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE.
At that time, NOBODY had ever run a mile in under 4 mins.
His goal was to break 4 mins and in a 1954 at Oxford – he DID!
Since then, 1000’s of athletes have run a mile in less than 4 mins and even more interesting, the sub 4 min times began almost IMMEDIATELY after Roger set the bar.
Why could no one do it before?
For years and YEARS not a single person was able to do it.
Nothing MAGICAL happened in 1954 to make human beings instantly faster.
In my humble opinion, the limitation was 100% mental.
It took someone like Roger who couldn’t give two hoots what others thought was possible / impossible to REMOVE that limit.
Heard of guy called Usain Bolt?
No one thought a 6’5” lanky sprinter could EVER be a true Olympic competitor (sprinters are naturally short and stocky).
In the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, Usain Bolt not only achieved his dream of winning Olympic GOLD but he completely ANNIHILATED the world records in both the 100 and 200 meters.
And again he stole the no.1 spot in 2012…his triumphs continue.
That old chesnut of don’t judge a book by it’s cover – BOOM.
Why should this help YOU?
I hope stories like this inspire you and remind you that ANYTHING is possible.
Sometimes we’re surrounded by so much NEGATIVITY with the people around us including the NEGATIVITY we place on ourselves that LIMITS are put on what we can accomplish, achieve or be.
But hey, those limitations only become reality if you BELIEVE them.
Otherwise they/re just thoughts/words.
Are self-limiting beliefs and negativity holding YOU back?
TODAY marks the day where YOU need start thinking like Roger Bannister and Usain Bolt.
YOU get to choose what you achieve (how cool is that?!) – no one else.
So go out there my friend and kick some Thursday ass!!
Speaking of kicking ass, achievements and removing limitations…
If you want to experience ALL the above in just 30mins, come join in fun tomorrow.
Lee ‘putting the EXTRA into ordinary’ Donald x