Updated: Nov 23, 2021
How would you react if you had a goal that EVERYONE closest to you said was impossible for you to achieve? Would you persevere or simply give up? Now imagine that the goal was so big that it had never been accomplished by ANYONE before. Would you continue to seek it? Truly think about what it's like to set a goal that nobody has yet accomplished. The dedication and pig-headed determination that it takes to ignore the doubters (including yourself) and continue to pursue it is mind blowing and inspiring. Think about all the "impossibles" that are now "possible". The 4 minute mile -Once thought impossible until Roger Banister ran it in 3:59.4 in 1954. He was able to do it with relatively little training, because he had tremendous amount of belief! His record stood only 46 days! Now a 4 minute mile is a common benchmark that elite runners routinely surpass. Flight -Many of the most brilliant scientific minds of the late 19th and early 20th centuries believed that heavier than air, mechanical flight was impossible (including Thomas Edison). But, on December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet over a North Carolina Beach for 12 seconds, covering 120 feet. Climbing Mt. Everest -Prior to 1953, several groups of climbers had tried to reach the top of the tallest mountain in the world and failed. But, despite that fact, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzig Norgay reached the "impossible" summit that year. Since then, hundreds of people have climbed Everest. Winning 8 gold medals in a single Olympics -At the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, swimmer Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals. For the decades that followed, most people believed that was the most a person could win in a single Olympics. Especially since they added a semi-final round to the competition (meaning that each swimmer would swim every event an additional time). That didn't deter Michael Phelps! In 2001, he set his sights on eclipsing that record by winning 8 golds in the 2004 games in Athens. He subsequently came up short of that goal by winning 6 golds and 2 bronze. He easily could have lowered his target, but he persisted and ended up achieving the "impossible" at the 2008 games in Beijing. A sub-2 hour marathon
In October 2019, Eliud Kipchoge achieved a milestone that most people believed was impossible - running a marathon under 2 hours. How did he do it? With a lot of training, grit and determination! Watch the video below for all the details.
This quote from Nelson Mandela says it all! The only thing that separates the possible from impossible is our own self-doubt. If you believe, you can achieve. Just look at the examples from above. Most of those achievements once deemed impossible are relatively commonplace (Thanks to Kipchoge, chances are good that you will see marathoners routinely run sub-2 hours). Why is that? The reason is simple. We're all "doubting Thomas's". It takes seeing to believe for most of us. Seeing someone else accomplish something unlocks our minds to understand our true potential. That's why you should invest in a franchise! We have laid the groundwork for your future business. It's no longer a mystery that is theoretically possible. There is concrete evidence and a formula for you to follow to achieve your goals. If you're ready to unlock your full potential, call 866-587-5171 and speak to one of our Franchise Advisors.