On May 6, 1954 British runner Roger Bannister achieved the holy grail of running, completing a one mile race in under 4 minutes. At the time, it was believed that running a mile in less than 4 minutes was impossible.
What is interesting is the fact that after Roger Bannister completed this remarkable feat, many more runners went on to run the mile even faster. In fact, he only held the record for 49 days.
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” — Roger Bannister
Once runners knew the sub 4 minute mile was possible, they too were able to break the barrier. Your thoughts can be a huge limiting factor in your results.
Here’s a personal example. I attended a 2 day online marketing seminar a few years ago. For one of the “mental exercises” a martial arts instructor came in and taught us a few basic moves. It turns out they were the moves needed to break a board in two while it was held tightly by the instructor and assistant.
After about 45 minutes of warming up and practicing our moves, it was time to go 1 by 1 and break our “board”, which had our biggest obstacle written on it.
Now the instructor said that everyone was going to break the board. We were led to believe that it was easy and that without a doubt 100% of us would break our board, and shatter our biggest barrier to success.
The instructor was right. There were about 21 participants in the class, and every single one broke their board on the first try. We didn’t know not breaking the board was an option.
Only after we were all done did the instructor tell us that it is actually common for students with much more experience to fail to break a board. They have seen others fail to break the board, so they know it is not trivial and guaranteed, like we were led to believe.
So what does your mind think you can do? What is it unsure of? Are you 100% confident of your online success? What are your limiting beliefs? What do you think the odds of succes are in your industry, and are you determined to be a success? What are your biggest barriers to success?
Program your thoughts with the right information and you will be unstoppable in your business.
I Believe In Your Online Success!
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