Your Mindset Morsel this month hails back to something that happened a long time ago, but which can teach us a valuable lesson right here and now.
You can! ...but do you really want to?
It was 65 years ago this month that Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute mile. He did it at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford on 6th May 1954.
The current world record had stood for 9 years and the four-minute mark was, in many people’s mind, the next big barrier. Some people, including medical professionals, didn’t believe it was possible for someone to run that fast.
When you think something is impossible, difficult, or not achievable by you, that is generally what you experience.
It becomes even more likely that you won’t achieve it if you listen to other people say how impossible or difficult it is.
So, think about your career, or life in general. What are the things that you want and perhaps even know that you could achieve that “for some reason” (that’s what people often say) you never quite get round to?
That “for some reason” that we can’t or don’t want to quite put our finger on, is very often a belief about what is possible for us.
Are you scared of what might happen?
Are you frightened of success?
Do you think “people like me never….”?
My personal experience is that when I find the belief that’s holding me back, it becomes easier to change and I get my best results.
Your challenge this month is to search through your career, your business, or indeed your life, and notice where there are things that you would like to have, that you haven’t got yet, because of some belief that you have, about what is possible for you, that is getting in the way.
Because really, it’s all down to you. You’re the one who can change the belief. You’re the one who can decide that you ARE going to get the results you want.
And if you need help getting it, hire a Professional Career Coach, remembering that professional coaching is an investment on which you can expect a return.
Once Roger Bannister had completed broken the four-minute mile, it was amazing how many other sub-four-minute miles followed. Why? Because people changed their belief about what was possible.
Wishing you happiness and success.
Top practical tips for your career, arriving in your inbox every Monday lunchtime.