Until 1954, the world thought that it was virtually impossible for a human being to run a sub 4-minute mile. Impossible. This fact was not disputed. After finishing 4th in a college race, Roger Bannister who had never put on running shoes until the age of 17 resolved to break the impossible 4-minute barrier. He accomplished this feat on May 6,1954 at a track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. The exact time was 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds-something that all the world had declared was humanly impossible. His record lasted just 46 days.
The mind is a powerful object. It has been proven repeatedly that what we believe impacts our performance, our creativity, our success and our overall happiness. The few pounds of tissue located between our ears weighs only 2% of our total body weight but can profoundly affect how we perceive the world and how we perform in it. Continue reading