The Dolphin Princess (Jane Zhang) Is An Inspiration!
There are things in life that are outside the boundaries of human capabilities… that is until they’re accomplished.
For most of the 19th and 20th century, people thought it was impossible for a person to run a mile in faster than 4 minutes. It was a generally accepted limitation because no one was recorded doing so.
Then on May 6, 1954 Englishman Roger Bannister accomplished this very feat at Oxford University’s Iffley Road Track.
After Bannister’s accomplishment, many others went on to achieve the same feat. For instance, New Zealand’s John Walker, who was the first man to run the mile under 3:50, managed to run 135 sub-four-minute miles during his career And currently, the mile record is held by Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj, who ran a time of 3:43.13 in Rome in 1999.
Bannister’s accomplishment taught us that our own beliefs are sometimes more restrictive than our genetic potential. Being able to overcome these beliefs is another topic for another time, but yesterday I came across something similar that I wanted to share.
Some Russian woman 7 years ago tried, but didn’t hit the notes nearly as well as Dolphin Princess. Just watch this for yourself… it’s magnificent!
D.P.’s accomplish has given a new meaning to overcoming restrictive beliefs and I, for one, have the (likely fleeting) feeling that anything is in my control.