Morning Latte – Breaking The Barriers of the Past

August 13, 2012

The Thrill of Victory

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Most of us have been watching the 2012 Olympics. It is so exciting to see athletes from every country, people who have sacrificed, driven themselves to train for long hours and long years, finally get their opportunity to come onto the world stage and compete.

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Record Breaking

In the Summer 2012 Olympics, 25 world records were broken. These amazing feats came in the sports of Archery, Track and Field, Cycling, and Weight Lifting.

Records are Made to be Broken

I was reading a chapter in Your Best Life Now, by Joel Osteen, in Chapter 4, Breaking the Barriers of The Past. Osteen made mention of a barrier that was basically a given in the Track-and-Field arena for decades, namely the four-minute mile.

The Benefits of an I Can Do Mindset

Experts declared that no runner could break that barrier, and pretty much everyone took it as a law of the universe, everyone that is until Roger Bannister.  After many attempts over about four years, on May 6th, 1955, on the Iffley Road Track, Mr. Bannister shattered the four-minute mile barrier. Since that time more than 336 runners have also crossed that barrier.

Preparation

Morning Latte,Breaking Barriers of the Past,La Mesa Homes for Sale,San Diego Homes for Sale,Rosemary Joles,Realtor,Osteen,Your Best Life Now,Roger Bannister,Four Minute Mile,2012 OlympicsIt took preparation, it took the right kind of coaching, it took refusal to give up after repeated failures, but Mr. Bannister proved the experts wrong.

Where are our barriers? We all have them.

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Roll Up Them Sleeves for Work

Each one of us, if we are willing to put in the time and work, can go beyond our past limitations and achieve a higher level of excellence. In our relationships, in our work, in the way we carry ourselves, we can each exhibit the heart of a champion.

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Just Start

It all starts with a decision. Maybe we need somebody else’s help. No man is an island. Mr. Bannister would not have achieved his dream if he hadn’t stood on the shoulders of the champions before him. None of us has arrived. Each of us can each go higher. We can dare to dream. We can dare to act. We too can win.

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