Mastermind success!!

“All misery comes from fear and unsatisfied desire. When we know that we never die, we will have no more fear of death. When we know that we are perfect, we will have no more vain desires. These causes being absent, both there will be no misery–there will be perfect bliss, even while in this body….”  – Said by Swami Vivekananda
It is a only mental block that prevents one from achieving any goal.
Have you heard of “Roger Bannister”? (if NOT, then Read ON!!)

>“He was the first athlete to run the mile in less than four minutes.” In doing so, he not only broke the four-minute barrier, but also taught a valuable lesson… Back in the 1950’s, the world record – 4 minutes 1.4 seconds – was held by Sweden’s Ginder Haegg. The record stood for several years since it was set in 1945. Athletes, experts and the world were convinced that it was impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes. Some even argued that the human body was biologically incapable of running the mile in less than four minutes!!!
And then, on 6th May, 1954, Roger Bannister did the impossible. He broke the four minute barrier, finishing the race in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. His rival – Charles Landy – had thrice run the mile in less than 4 minutes 2 seconds without breaching the 4 minute mark. The four minute barrier was “like a wall”, Landy had said. But guess what? Just 56 days after Bannister’s feat, Landy ran the mile in 3 minutes 57.9 seconds. And by 1957, 16 athletes around the world ran the mile in under 4 minutes. The 4 minute mental barrier was truly shattered!
What really happened? Did coaches get smarter and teach the athletes new techniques? Did running shoes get more sophisticated? Did bodies suddenly get stronger? No. The 4 minute barrier it turned out was not a physiological one – just a mental one! As Roger Bannister explained later, it seemed illogical that you could run a mile in 4 minutes and a bit, but not break 4 minutes. His mind refused to accept that barrier. That made all the difference.
Once that mental barrier was broken by Bannister, everyone believed it could be done! And once the belief changed, the rest was easy.

It’s important to understand that our achievements in life are limited not by what we can do, but by what we think we can do. More than ability, it’s our attitude that makes the difference. As Henry Ford said, “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you are right”.

You will probably find your mind constantly grappling with two competing thoughts: ‘I can’t!’ and ‘I can!’ How do you ensure the ‘I can’ wins? How can we break our mental barrier of ‘I can’t’?
You won’t always find a Bannister to break your mental barrier. You need to do it yourself. Once you start feeding the ‘I can’ thought, you will achieve more than you ever thought was possible!
This is what I believe TISA is promoting .. “Believe in Yourself.. Change the Mental Block… Accept your Speech Disability And C the Wonders”
signing off!!

Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

16 thoughts on “Mastermind success!!


    (April 27, 2011 - 10:13 am)

    well written post my friend, truly motivating, yet so practical. keep it up !!!


    (April 27, 2011 - 1:05 pm)

    Thanks for sharing, Tanoy!


    (April 27, 2011 - 1:26 pm)

    i wud like to ask one thing..i m doing bouncng n prolongation in real life…bt d ques is do i have to practice words n paragraphs as taught by speech therapist at home…sachin sir n all…plz answer this..waitng 4 ur reply..


    (April 27, 2011 - 1:39 pm)

    Can u please elaborate on what your therapist has taught u ?


    (April 27, 2011 - 4:26 pm)

    JPS.. Thks for giving the opportunity to share 🙂


    (April 27, 2011 - 4:27 pm)

    slow readng practice of words n sentences…sud i hav to do al dat..


    (April 27, 2011 - 4:56 pm)

    slow reading and prolongation also helps (they help u relax) but some day u will have to go out and practice it with REAL people because thats where we stammer! And the good thing is that u r already doing it!

    Rahul Das

    (April 27, 2011 - 5:43 pm)

    super article…best I hav ever read in dis blog….super..


    (April 27, 2011 - 5:52 pm)

    yes jp sir…bt whether it is necesary to practice at home..coz i believe practice in real world..n is there some conectn of doing practice reminds me of my stamrng in subconcious mind…i wana live life as i hv no prblm…


    (April 28, 2011 - 3:23 am)

    Thr u go!!!
    U have to accept the fact tht u have speech disability known as stammering and u have to live with that 🙁


    (April 28, 2011 - 3:34 am)

    Acceptance is needed not just about stammering – but about many other "inevitables" in life: we may sometime be sick; we may fail at something despite best efforts.
    But having accepted – does not mean that you ignore sound principles of "Communication". That has to be learnt by everyone, whether they stammer or not. So, accept the fact that you stammer sometime- but hone your communication skills.
    And if you have GRIT, come and learn some good old "block Correction techniques"- icing on the cake!


    (April 28, 2011 - 4:02 am)

    Sachin, already answered most of the questions! Regarding practising alone, take it as a warm up exercise for the day! If not more, do atleast for 15 minutes and then move on and carry on your daily tasks.


    (April 28, 2011 - 10:49 am)

    Inspiring and thought provoking article. Keep it up.


    (April 28, 2011 - 3:33 pm)

    rockford-plzz don't mention it as a speech disability…it's our art of speaking..lolzz…..something different from others..


    (April 28, 2011 - 4:55 pm)

    truly motivational.thanks


    (May 1, 2011 - 5:50 am)

    thats called the can-do attitude..
    thanks for sharing

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