There was a time when everyone believed that it was physically impossible for a human to run a mile in less than four minutes.
…that was until May 6, 1954 when, at the Iffley Road Track at Oxford University, Roger Bannister, became the first man to break four minutes for the mile, with his time of 3:59.4.
Since that day, approximately 1600 other men have accomplished the same feat. Each one following Bannister’s example and doing something that, for generations, had been considered impossible.
One of the greatest things you can do in life is to be an example. Bannister is an example who granted permission for other runners to do the ‘impossible.’
I believe we’re each called to, in some way, do the same thing. Whenever we take on a difficult task (in sport, faith, family, career…) or attempt something deemed ‘impossible’ we’re not just doing it for ourselves, but to inspire others to do the same.
Go do something ‘impossible.’