“Believe in yourself.
You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and capable of more than you imagine.”
… Roy T Bennett
The 4 Minute Mile by Rodger Bannister:
Before May 6th 1954, no one in human history had run the mile in less than four minutes.
Most people believed that this thing was physically impossible.
A lot of so called experts believed that it was beyond the capability of the human body to run the mile in
such less time.
In fact they want on to say that a person who seriously attempted this feat would end up with lungs that
explode and certain death.
For many many years this particular belief was perceived as a fact and during this period, a lot of
athletes tried to break this barrier without any success.
However a man named Rodger Bannister, armed only with the power of belief and incredible
determination, ran the mile in 3 minutes and 59 seconds on May 6th, 1954.
By doing so he did not just create a world record, he also broke a false belief that existed in the minds of
thousands of runners – ‘To run a mile in less than 4 minutes was not possible.’
A year later many more people broke the barrier and now this is common place.
So, what does it mean. It means the barrier never existed at all, it was just a barrier that existed in the
mind, not in nature!
Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.