Talor on Beliefs

I’d like to start this blog post with a very relevant story…

For hundreds of years it was believed that it was humanly impossible to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. There was actually a belief for many years that if you tried you could die. Obviously, with that sort of belief, nobody was going to run a 4 minute mile.

… But in 1954, a medical student named Roger Banister came along with a different belief. He believed that you COULD run a 4 minute mile, and he actually visualized himself running the race over and over in his head.

He really ingrained the belief in himself that it could be done, and in 1954, after thousands of years in which nobody could do it… Roger Banister runs the “Miracle Mile”, in less then 4 minutes.

… But this is where the story gets really interesting.

What do you think happened in 1955?

I believe it was 22 people that ran a 4 minute mile!

So for thousands of years nobody could run a 4 minute mile, then one man creates the belief in himself that it can be done… and he actually does it, and then the next year 22 people run a 4 minute mile.

… And today, it’s so common that it’s almost the norm among top runners!

So the obvious question is: what really changed?

What changed from before 1954 when nobody could do it, until 1955 when everyone was doing it?

The answer is…


The belief in what was possible for them, and what they could possibly achieve and accomplish. That is what changed.

The purpose of this story is for you to take a look at the people that you see and admire…  anyone that is making the money you want to make, anyone that has the kind of health that you want, the kind of relationships that you want… whatever it is…

Look at those people and just have that belief that if they can do it, you can do it.

It’s just like Roger Banister, once he did it, everyone said, “Well if he can do it, then I can do it!” and they did it.

So whatever you want to do, if it’s been done, then it can be done by you. Now it’s time for you to believe that is true… which will make it true for you.

– Talor Zamir

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