I can deadlift 400 pounds!

Okay, maybe not yet. But I choose to believe that I can. And I am putting it here so that you all know my goal. If I do everything in my power to stay focused, train, and avoid injury there is no reason I can’t deadlift 400 pounds.

I listened to a clip from American businessman Dave Ramsey this week. In it, he beamed, “You BECOME what you THINK about. And here’s the interesting thing…you can choose. The act of INTENTIONALITY is so freaking powerful it’s unbelievable! Henry Ford said, ‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.'”

He also touched on the story of Roger Bannister and the 4-minute mile. For nearly a decade after the Berlin Olympics it was thought to be impossible for a human being to run a 4-minute mile. One doctor even proclaimed that it was physically anatomically impossible to do so without dying. 4:01.6 stood as the world record time for NINE years.

On the morning of May 6th, 1954 Roger Bannister, a medical student in London, worked his usual shift at St Mary’s Hospital, took an early afternoon train to Oxford and paced by two teammates, broke the mystical barrier, crossing the line in 3:59.4. In his memoir he said of the moment, “To move into the lead means making an attack requiring fierceness and confidence, but fear must play some part in the last stage, when no relaxation is possible and all discretion is thrown to the winds.”

But here is the real story… In the next forty-six days, Bannister’s record was broken TWENTY-TWO more times. That is how powerful the human mind is.

As you move into this chapter that is 2019, keep this in mind: Motivation does not breed action. ACTION breeds motivation. Make sure you are happening TO things, not waiting for things to happen to you.

I can deadlift 400 pounds!

What is your 4-minute mile?

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