by David DeFord
Roger Bannister had a huge dream. He wanted to accomplish what many physicians and sports experts thought was impossible. He wanted to break the unbreakable four-minute mile barrier that had stood since time began.
In 1954, Bannister achieved his huge dream. Over fifty years later we all know of Roger Bannister and what he accomplished.
How did this young man accomplish what had never been done before?
First, he knew what he wanted.
Second, he wanted it badly enough to make it happen.
Third, he believed that he could attain it.
Fourth, he made a detailed plan.
He recruited the help of very able aids. He worked with pacers who practiced over and over again running a quarter mile at the precise pace that Bannister needed to maintain. With the four assistants each running their leg with Bannister in the precise pace, he broke the record.
His plan worked.
You can apply these lessons to achieve your own huge dreams.
Think big. What have you always wanted to do? Itís probably not too late.
Donít limit your thinking to the easily and quickly attained dreamsóthink long-term.
Believe in yourself. Many really ungifted people have probably accomplished what you want. Why not you?
How badly do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice to attain your huge dream?
After you have identified your huge dream, started believing you can attain it, and determined what you are willing to trade for it, youíre ready to start planning.
Determine what you must do to attain your huge dream. You may need to spend some weeks, months, or years to study the right subjects so you will know what you need to make an effective plan.
Now, get busy today. Donít wait.
Regularly evaluate your progress and tweak your plan as needed.
Like Roger Bannister, you can achieve your huge dream.
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. Arnold Palmer
If you attained your dream too easily, you aimed too low. The difficulty of attainment of a dream raises its value. David DeFord
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. Peter Marshall
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Harold B. Melchart
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. Og Mandino
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