A Kenyan runner recently came close to breaking the 2-hour marathon time barrier. Very close. The 2 hour Marathon will eventually fall. The Nike project has come close in controlled settings, which to note are not marathon race conditions.
Similarly, when Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile in 1954, it opened the flood gates and many athletes have broken that barrier since then. It had previously been thought impossible.
Think about what kind of mindset it took.
Instead of thinking how am I going to beat my competitors and use my resources to run my personal best time, I’m going to focus all my energy and creativity to run a time that is well below the current world record.
Meaning even if you are only moderately successful, against that goal, you may propel yourself to be the best in the world.
Where can you raise the bar extremely high, so that even if you miss, you produce far beyond current expectations?
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