Do you know what happened on May 6th, 1954As I write this, we just celebrated the 66th anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile by 4/10 of a secondPhysicians athe time were not sure if the human body could go that fast without collapsing under the pressure. Runners had been chasing this feat since 1886 and researchers believed in addition to the physical concerns of physicians there was an equal psychological barrierExperts and scientists predicted this would happen when the weather was perfect, 68 degrees, no wind, on a hard-dry clay track in front of a huge crowd. The day Roger broke the record it was cold, on a wet track at a small meet in Oxford in front of just a few thousand people. Interesting enough once Bannister set this mark his chief rival broke it 46 days later by a second, the next year 3 people did it in one race and within 2 years, 10 runners had achieved the feat.  

When looking back on history we sometimes forget that many extraordinary things were done by ordinary people. Do you ever think how did they do it? Did they have something different in them than I do? Does this fear or thought ever creep into your mind? How was this almost unsurmountable obstacle, suddenly broken by 10 people in less than 2 years when it took almost 70 years to break through that initial barrier. This is the type of question we will explore when it comes to habits, mindset and achievement.  

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you capable of becoming.” John Wooden 

Through a different lens will deliver a perspective about stories, articles, blog posts, pictures, books and a periodic inspirational video. My intent as lifelong learner with the support of my team will be to go on a quest for new ideas, interesting perspectives around how we can improve our life just a little bit each day. Being financial planners, we value the importance of compound interest when it comes to your wealth, equally important is this same concept when it comes to your mindset and health. We will pull from philosophers, athletes, businesspeople, historical figures and everyday people like you and me. The experience will result in a creation of many ideas that will help each of us grow, learn and be better leaders in our place of work, communities and homes.  

Our goal is to be a positive influence and create engaging and genuine conversations with our readers. Finally, becoming more present will remind us of the impact simple habits and sound decisions can help achieve success in the areas of our life that matter most.  

We’re glad to have you reading along. Feel welcome to share your thoughts- we look forward to this journey together.  

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