"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." ~ Melody Beattie
Stay Focused On Your Race!
Never give up on your dreams! Roger Bannister didn't. He was a promising, long-distance runner with Olympic dreams, at the time; experts had determined that the human body could only be pushed so far. There were limits to how fast someone could run. One such limit was a four-minute mile.
The consensus was that no human could run a mile in less than four minutes. But Roger Bannister didn't care what the experts thought. He had a dream in his heart to break the four minute barrier. He blocked out all he negativity, trained diligently and he forgot about every previous time he had ever run. He didn't want his past dictating his future.
He determined in his thinking, before anything else, that it could be done. And on May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister shocked the world by running the mile in 3 minutes and 59 seconds!
What's really interesting is that 46 days after Roger Bannister broke the four=-minute barrier, another runner did the same thing, and within ten years. 336 other runners had achieved what was once thought impossible.
Stay focused and keep running your race!