I remember one time when I was reading an article about said no one in the world can run 1 mile under 4 minutes. That was in the last century and the first time it was achieved was in 1954 by Roger Bannister with a time of 3:59.4.
After him, a thousand male runners have broken that barrier too and currently the world record of a mile it’s held by Hicham El Guerrouj, who ran a time of 3:43.13 in Rome in 1999. Pretty impressive right?
In less than 50 years we have changed from believing something wasn’t possible to break that “impossibility” and make a record with almost 17 seconds over it.
How Is This Related To Depression?
Fair question, what I want to say is that we can believe something is not possible and have that supposed knowledge as a core fundament of our belief systems. But we need just one person in the world that achieve the “impossible” for us to open our minds and question what it is possible.
No one has run a mile under 4 minutes before 1954 and when someone did it a lot of people got the inspiration to do it too.
You may say, but depression is not the same, everybody experiences depression differently. You’re right, depression is a different experience for every people suffering it.
But remember that those athletes that have run and break the 1 mile/4 minute threshold are different too. They had different backgrounds, different height, and weight, different genetics (obviously) and yet they all have one thing in common.
They believed it is possible and that they can do it!
Can Depression Be Cured?
To answer this question I will say a definite… Of Course!! Depression can be cured!
There is not just one story of someone beating depression and lastly living a joyful and happy life. But a dozen of thousands of people who share their story about how the fight it, how they struggle with it, how they almost but never give up, how they become as deaf to hear the lies of depression in their heads and how lastly they cured their depression.
One of the best stories I’ve ever known is how James Gordon after 20 years of trying everything he finally accomplished his dream of being cured of depression. Now he can teach you How In A Simple 7-Step System You Can Destroy Your Depression.
We need to do the same as athletes, they have practiced, they do their work to achieve their goal and finally, achieve it.
It’s not something you’re born with, it’s something that you can achieve too if you’re willing to do the work.
There’s only one thing you need to take from here today. And that is if someone else has achieved something in life you can do it too.
No matter the differences, the burdens, and the struggles, what matter is to have the common way of thinking with those that have succeeded. Know that it’s possible and be certain it’s possible for you too!