Self-imposed Limitations

By: Rusty Potter


In the early 1950, track and field experts declared it was impossible for a human being to break the four minute mile barrier. The global belief was man was not physically capable of running a mile in less than 4 minutes. Roger Bannister came along and broke the 4 minute barrier. He successfully ran a mile in less than 4 minutes.

Since that time, over 20,000 people have ran a mile in less that 4 minutes. There have been high school students who have accomplished this goal. The goal was no longer unreachable. We all know people who have accomplished difficult goals in life. You are capable of accomplishing yours.

Roger Bannister had to visualize his achievement in his head before the race. In other words, he had to see himself winning. He had confidence in himself. If you are defeated in your mind, you have already lost the battle. Rise up and be the best you can be.