Happy New Year. It’s off to a great start and from what can see, it’s going to be a great year … for me, anyway. For you? Well it CAN be, the outcome is way more up to you than many of you want to acknowledge. Here’s how you can fix that problem.
Now let me first off make a little disclaimer here. For those of you who really haven’t decided on the move, hey, no problem. It’s certainly not for everyone.
But many of you reading this are very keen on the idea of making the move, but something always gets in your way. You who are decided, but CAN’T … you’re the ones I want to talk to today.
But I Can’t Move Because Of _____ (fill in your own excuse)
- 1 But I Can’t Move Because Of _____ (fill in your own excuse)
- 2 I Mean This in a Nice Way … But You Just Aren’t All That Special
- 3 I’m Not Talented Enough:
- 4 I’m Not Rich Enough:
- 5 I Don’t Have Enough Time:
- 6 I’m Not Special Like Some Folks Are:
- 7 Why Did Roger Bannister Succeed and You Haven’t?
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All you really need, at the end of the day is to decide that you WILL. After that other barriers will fall and ways will be found around whatever road blocks are facing you.
But I hear the resistance in many of your minds right now .. “But Dave, you don’t understand, it just isn’t possible for ME … I have all these issues stacked against me.
I Mean This in a Nice Way … But You Just Aren’t All That Special
Are you really that unique? Well, maybe so, but I don’t think so. I think the problem is YOU .. yeah, you, the fellow who looks back at you from the mirror every morning when you’re shaving.
Some who haven’t read it yet may enjoy this article: Why You Can’t Live In The Philippines (go ahead and read it if you like, I’ll wait).
How many of you can identify the nice-looking older chap in the picture? He is:
In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 meters, but did not win the medal he expected. This humiliation strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute miler.
This was finally achieved on May 6th 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. When the announcer declared "The time was three…", the cheers of the crowd drowned-out the details of the result, which was 3 min 59.4 sec.
Bannister’s record only lasted 46 days, (my emphasis) and he was the first to admit that the 4-minute barrier had no actual significance. More notable was that he had reached this goal with so little training, while practicing as a junior doctor. …
I was 9 years old when Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute mile ever. I wasn’t that interested in sports, but I can well remember the news spreading all over the world, like wildfire.
It was mazing. Electrifying. Like Superman coming to life.
I was enthralled with listening to the radio and reading about him in the papers. How amazing. A man doing the impossible.
But was it impossible? Read the excerpt above carefully.
I’m Not Talented Enough:
Was he some sort of superman? Hardly. He was a good runner, but couldn’t even win Olympic Gold … meaning there were a LOT of more gifted runners out there.
I’m Not Rich Enough:
Was he a rich man, able to do nothing but train and hire special nutritionists and coaches, dedicating his life to getting fast enough to run the mile below four minutes?
Hardly, he was already a practicing physician … and in case you didn’t know how things worked them (and now) in the UK, a practicing doctors makes a decent, yet quite small government controlled wage … no rich man was he then.
I Don’t Have Enough Time:
Not enough time? The man was a practicing physician for goodness sake. Ever see a doctor laying around with nothing to0 do and time on his hands? 40 hour week? That’s like a vacation.
I’m Not Special Like Some Folks Are:
Was it an impossible goal that he reached only by a rare fluke? Hardly, Read the last line of the quote above. The record stood for only 46 days. Today, thousands and thousands and thousands of runners have run sub-four minute miles … it’s well within the capability of any trained distance runner.
Why Did Roger Bannister Succeed and You Haven’t?
The major difference that it took to “Git ‘er Done”? Roger Bannister decided to get busy and DO IT instead of dredging up all the reasons it couldn’t be done.
There will ALWAYS be reasons and questions no matter how long you live and how long you “research’ and do your “due diligence”.
Make this your year to stop your “incessant due dillydallying” and actually Do Something”.