back: Sarah B, Cat, Jill, Dawn Marie, Sue; middle: Christine, Lupe, Lisa, Pamela, Sarah J; front: Cindy

Inspiring thoughts, ideas and information provided by women business owners.

The purpose of Keystone Women's Circle is to unite, support and promote women business owners. A keystone is the stone in an arch that binds all others in place. In a circle of stones, every stone is a keystone. We believe that together we can create a foundation, not of brick and mortar, but of relationships and mutual support, enabling all of us to prosper.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The power of beliefs!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Bran de León. I am a certified Hypnotherapist. Wife and mother of 2 beautiful children. I love reading and learning about the mind, or I should say the power of the mind. Its always fascinated me. I would love to share with you a story about the power of the mind, and the power of beliefs.

A man named Roger Bannister, was a world class runner, he was also the first person to run the mile under 4 minutes! Up until Roger, physicians and trainers believed that it was impossible to run a mile under 4 minutes. How did he do it? He believed that he could!!!!!
First he put a piece of paper in his shoe that had "3.58" written on it, every time he ran he was constantly reminded of his goal. Than instead of thinking of his goal in term of minutes he broke it up into 240 seconds. It was a lot easier to think of shaving off a couple seconds instead of a minute. And in 1954 he achieved his goal.

What happened after that was even more impressive. After Roger broke the 4 minute record, within 1 year, 37 other runners broke the 4 minute mile also, in the year after that 300 other runners did the same thing. Now remember that before Roger, no one had run a mile under 4 minutes. What changed was that since Roger accomplished it, they all Believed that it could be done. They tapped into their full potential!! They always had it in them, but until someone showed them that it was possible, they didn't believe it, they didn't tap into that potential that they always had.

What do you believe? And are those beliefs limiting or empowering. I will write more on this next time. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you. Have a great day.

No comments: