The power of the human brain is sometimes unbelievable.
Just like how Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile barrier, new achievements happen all the time when it comes to what’s possible for our minds (well, for Roger is was his mind and body).
You may have experienced “impossible moments” where you ended up doing some feat you once thought to be impossible. Memorizing a script for a school play. Learning how to jump serve in Volleyball. Reciting a speech purely from memorization. Running a half marathon. All these were moments in my life I never thought I could possibly do, yet somehow, with a little practice, they were very achievable.
When we were kids, we thought we could do anything. It’s as if, when we get older, we lose that dream-like mindset where nothing is impossible. Use this as your reminder that anything is possible.
Could you save a life?
Would you put yourself in between a gunman and someone about to be shot? What if that person was an illegal immigrant and you once had strong feelings against immigrants in your country? What an interesting plot for a Netflix show!
Enter Dan Brown’s Sacrifice.
You can watch the trailer below. I love examples showing the power of the mind and what we as humans are capable of.
The next time you have an impossible challenge or a ridiculous feat to overcome, just remember you’re smarter and more capable than you could ever imagine.
Hat tip to Eddy for telling me to watch it, it does not disappoint. I may or may not have cried more than once over the course of the series.