Previously six simple steps were shared to help you elevate yourself to the next level of success in 2017. The second of the six steps is:
Enlarge your vision of yourself. Know who you must become to achieve your definite desire. Do you have to become more humble, optimistic, focused, disciplined, committed, hard working, determined, etc.?
What does it mean to enlarge your vision of yourself? The story of Olympian, Roger Bannister, answers that question. In Bannister’s era, there was a common belief that humans were not capable of breaking the barrier of the four-minute mile run. Although such a feat had never been achieved, he did not allow it hinder his aspirations.
Bannister developed a larger vision of himself. He became who he had to become to overcome this barrier in his life and achieve his goal. He gave his goal his absolute best. With humility, optimism, focus, discipline, commitment, hard work, determination, etc., in 1954 he became the first human to run a sub-four-minute mile. He broke through the barrier. He achieved what others believed impossible.
In what way does Bannister’s story apply to you? It applies in this way: No matter what personal or academic barriers you may face, Enlarge your vision of yourself. Face barriers with humility, optimism, focus, discipline, commitment, hard work, determination, etc., and you can and will overcome them. Build a support team. Wake Tech provides support through a wide variety of campus resources. Do not allow your aspirations to be hindered. Seek out support. We are here to help you.
Bannister demonstrated that with an enlarged vision of you (and a support team), what once appeared to be an impossible barrier can and will be overcome. And, like him, you too can achieve the ‘impossible’. Enlarge your vision of yourself. Utilize Wake Techs campus resources. Know that the seemingly impossible is possible for you if you are willing to become who you must become, and are willing to do what must be done, to achieve your definite desire. Determine to become a better you. Strive to elevate yourself to the next level of success.