Winning – “The Impossible Dream”
Doctors and scientists alike all said that it was impossible! Man simply could not run a mile in under 4 minutes. He would die during the foolish attempt. It was an ‘Impossible Dream’. Our bone structure was wrong. Wind resistance was too great. We had inadequate lung power. Our heart could not take the strain.
Twenty-five year old Roger Bannister wasn’t listening. He endured thousands of monotonous laps, around the same university track, determined to shape up his body and his mind.
May 6th 1954, at Oxford University in England, was viewed as simply another attempt, in a long history of foolish attempts, to achieve the ‘Impossible Dream’. Yes, at the end of the race, the stop-watches held a very different view. “Result of the one mile… time, 3 minutes…” The rest was lost in the roar of the crowed…
Roger Bannister blazed across the finish line in a record time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds! The ‘Impossible Dream’ was now an event for the history books and is still considered one of the greatest feats in sporting history.
Then, just 46 days after Bannister’s amazing breakthrough, the record was broken again by a different runner. By the end of 1957 sixteen different runners had all achieved the ‘impossible’.
Runners did not suddenly get much better in those few short years; they simply began to believe; running a mile in less than 4 minutes was not only possible, it had already been achieved! To date, 955 runners have now achieved the ‘Impossible Dream’, accomplishing the feat an incredible 4,700+ times.
Many of life’s barriers and obstacles come from within; we create limits for ourselves. But once those barriers have been broken, we realise that the biggest barriers were our own beliefs.
What beliefs are keeping you now from achieving your dreams..? Don’t accept them. Don’t listen to the voices of doubt. Forge ahead, and you too can achieve ‘Impossible Dreams’!
How many times have you reached for something, felt it so close and then given up..? How many times have you decided to change your life for the better, but years further on, you are now still exactly where you were before..?
Everyone desires success and to achieve the ‘Impossible Dream’, but so few people actually achieve it. In this very rare and inspiring short movie, you’ll learn how to go beyond your limits and turn your level of commitment into a “leap of faith” to achieve whatever it is that is the most important to you.