By: Rusty Potter
In the 1950, track and field experts declared it was impossible for a human being to break the four-minute-mile barrier. The popular belief was trying to run a mile in less than 4 minutes would cause the heart to explode inside of the rib cage. The global belief was man was not physically capable of running a mile in less than 4 minutes. Runners all over the world accepted this mental barrier and thought it was beyond the reach of any runner.
In 1954, Roger Bannister shattered this barrier, running the mile in 3 min. 59 sec. He changed the belief of the entire world. His name, like those of Babe Ruth and Jesse Owens, became apart of the history of sports. Since that time, over 20,000 people have ran a mile in less than 4 minutes. There have been high school students to accomplish this goal. This goal was no longer unreachable.
If someone can make their dreams a reality it is possible for you to make your dream a reality. You can bring the greatness that is inside of you to life. Everyday is a new opportunity for you to show the world your greatness. If someone else has done it, you can do it also. Twenty thousand people believed it was possible and they were able to obtain their goal. No matter how tough your situation may seem right now, things can get better for you. What possibilities would be open to you if the barriers were not there? Barriers always look impossible until they are broken.
Human potential is like pouring buckets of water into the ocean. How many buckets of water could you pour into the ocean? This is your potential.
Roger Bannister said, “ However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then …even thought impossible.”