Something that has been happening to me lately is I keep hearing the story of Roger Bannister the first man to break the four minute mile barrier. I believe when we hear or see something over and over, it is meant for us to pay attention to it--take notice! So this week when for the third time, I heard a reference to breaking that barrier, I sat up and took notice.
For years people in the athletic and scientific community thought it was impossible to run a sub four minute mile and for years people tried! Bannister tried over and over inching closer with times like 4:10.6, 4:03.6, 4:02, but not under. Then in May of 1954, Bannister ran a 3:59.4 shattering a barrier everyone around him thought impossible. Just 46 days later, his time was bet and in the 3 years to follow more than 15 other athletes ran a sub four minute mile also.