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  • Writer's pictureMarcy Kocher

The power of mindset

You might be familiar with the story of the four minute mile. In 1954, roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, 3:59.4 to be exact. An amazing feat since it was a widely accepted belief that it was impossible for a man to run that fast.

But what I think is even more amazing is what happened after.

According to Wikipedia, two months later, John Landry did it. And since then the four mile barrier has been broken by over 1,400 male athletes and is now considered the standard of male professional middle distance runners.

What was once considered impossible is now the standard.

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What happened? Did the human body suddenly change in 1954. No, humans changed their minds.

Imagine what people living 200 years ago would think of the idea of airplanes, television, computers and cell phones. Products that are considered normal and mainstream to us were not even imagined then or if they were they were thought of as science fiction or fantasy.

Roger bannister THOUGHT he could beat the four minute mile and he did. He created possibility. Then other people believed they could do it and they did.

Someone THOUGHT up airplanes, television, computers and cell phones.

I’m sure they all had plenty of people and maybe even their own brain tell them that it was impossible, maybe even crazy. But they all chose to think, to believe that it was possible which then led to them to take the action to accomplish their dreams.

Now, imagine if they and all the inventors and innovators and thought leaders throughout time had thought and believed:

It’s impossible

It’s too hard

It will never work

I can’t do it

I’ve never been able to ...

We might still be living in caves.


What desires, dreams, goals have you been shelving as impossible, too hard, won’t work?

Bring them back to life. They exist for a reason.

Spend some time thinking about them.

Make a list of 10 things you no longer want in your life. Then make a list of 10 things you do want. You must be very clear about what you want so your brain can help you get it.

It’s never too late to create a life that you love. The only thing standing between where you are now and where you want to go is your mind.

And that is the best news I could give you my friend.

Because your mind is really the only thing that you have control over.

I can teach you how.

If you are ready to stop being stuck in frustration, stress, overwhelm, or apathy, reach out to me for a free one hour consultation where we will talk on the phone and discover together where you want to go and how to get there.

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