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Is it really all in the mind?


I was listening to Roger Bannister on the radio the other day. For anyone that doesn’t know him – he was the first person to break the 4 minute mile! In History!

Doctors, scientists, coaches and other runners of the time said it couldn’t be done, that it was humanly impossible to run that fast for that long. They were all wrong.

What I didn’t know about him was he wanted more than anything else to be a doctor, specifically a neurologist. He wanted to understand the mind.

After his running career he had a long career in this area and subsequently claimed that:

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.

And he never thought of himself as anything special, stating:

I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege, and I would say I also wanted to make a mark.

So the most important aspect of any achievement is a person’s Mindset. And like training your body for a race training your Mindset takes commitment and work.

Are you prepared to do that to achieve your dream?




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