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Sir Roger Bannister, one of the all-time greats athletes died today aged 88 at his home in Oxford.
Sir Roger was a great British hero and the first break the four-minute mile barrier that many said was impossible. They said the human body could not survive such a feat. Yet in the year that followed, several other athletes also ran a sub 4 minute mile, and the Australian runner, John Landy, beat Bannister's record by 2 seconds the following month with a time of 3:57.9.
This goes to show that when we have the belief that something is possible we go after it with a different attitude and more often than not achieve it.
The medical student, who only took up running at the age of 17, used his knowledge to devise his own training routine in order to help him achieve his goal of being the first man to break the 4 minute barrier with a time of 3:59.4.
When Sir Roger went out and ran the first sub-four minute mile in Oxford on 6 May 1954, after working a shift that morning, the previous world record had stood for nine years. The record has been held by various British runners since then, including Lord Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram. Today, it is held by Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj, who ran a time of 3:43.13 in 1999.
But we will always the man who did it first, like we know that Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon. Do you know who was the second man to walk on the moon? Buzz Aldrin. If you want to know the third, you’ll have to Google it!
Despite his remarkable achievement, Bannister didn’t even win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, which went to his running mate and pacesetter Sir Christopher Chataway. Chris Brasher, who acted as pacesetters and who went on to co-found the London Marathon.
He was not awarded a Knighthood until 1975 and was a part-time amateur athlete who went on to become a distinguished neurologist.
There are two things to remember about Bannister’s achievement.
Firstly, it was no accident or stroke of luck. He set a goal to break the record, planned and worked his training regime and record breaking race down to the smallest detail.
Secondly, it was his ironclad belief that help push him through that tape at under 4 minutes.
In my forthcoming book, Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness, I go through my MONEY B.E.L.I.E.F SYSTEM in detail to help you build positive money beliefs. Here are the main points:
B - Build your belief or portfolio
E - Earn more than you spend (not spend less than you earn)
L - Learn - money education
I - Identify money mind blocks
E - Eliminate limiting beliefs
F - Find your passion and profit will find you – do something you love doing
We all have talents and knowledge, and something we enjoy doing. The trick is to turn your knowledge into something that can make you financially free and bring happiness. I will be covering some techniques to help you achieve this in my next episode of Money Tips Daily.
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