Do you dare go to go against what everyone else accepts as impossible. Roger Bannister, a 25 year old medical student did.
Let me set the stage…
..doctors and other authorities claim running a mile under 4 min was impossible and lethal to anyone who tried. Honestly, who are these people and they obviously didn’t expect their theory to be blind sided by Roger.
Yep, all these claims by the doctors were being spread without one shred of proof, this was pure speculation. Its a good thing Roger was a medical student because he made up his mind he was going to break the 4 min mile barrier.
Many runners before him have tried and failed to accomplish the same feat. There was no one on record who has ever ran a mile under 4 mins. Roger had no evidence if his mission was even possible. People warned him of the dangers which didn’t stop Roger because he believed it was possible.
He researched the mechanics of running and trained using new techniques he developed. Then May 6, 1954 came rolling around on the Iffley Road Track where Roger broke the barrier by running the mile in 3 mins 59.4 seconds.
The impossible became possible and soon after many runners started breaking the 4 min mile within 2 months after Rogers record. What was holding everyone back from breaking the mile. It was the belief it was possible and the fear of it being lethal if they actually accomplished the feat.
What have you been accepting as impossible? Have you accepted the belief of everyone around you that its impossible for you to achieve certain things in your life? The only thing that can hold you back is your mind and the belief that its impossible.
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