The Four Minute Transformation
by Jim Stovall
In less than four minutes from now, you will have completed reading this column. Four minutes seems like an insignificant amount of time, and—in many endeavors of life—it is. There was a time when breaking the four-minute mile was the most controversial topic in the field of sports and human endeavor. For many decades, people had approached running a mile in four minutes, but no one had ever run a mile in less than four minutes.
Many coaches, commentators, and even physicians felt that it was impossible. There were dire warnings of permanent heart and lung damage or even death resulting from running so fast over such a long distance. Then one day, in one particular race, Roger Bannister ran just a few seconds faster than anyone had done before. He created the four minute transformation that, if understood, will not only apply to runners but to your performance level in every area of your life.
Although there had been literally thousands of world-class runners around the globe trying to break this record, it had never been done; however, the week after Roger Bannister broke the barrier, there were five runners who equaled the feat.
Within a year of Bannister’s sub-four-minute mile, 54 runners around the world had done it. A few years later, high school competitors were routinely breaking the four-minute mile.
It would be impossible to convince any thinking person that the state of training and competition was such that 54 people broke the same record the same year. Instead, we have to recognize that there was a mental and emotional component to this phenomenon. People couldn’t break the record because “No one had done it before.” Once someone had done it, it entered the realm of possibility. This releases creativity and power that results in performance.
There are high-level performers who can do anything if they can see that it is possible. There are high-level pioneers like Roger Bannister who break the barrier and set the standard for others to follow.
As you go through your day today, think of all the things that you do simply because “That’s the way we always do it.” Conversely, think of all the things you don’t do, or even attempt, because “No one’s ever done it that way before.” Remember, what someone else has or has not done will not affect you if you are a performance pioneer.
Today’s the day!
Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume II
I came across this while doing burpees thought ya'll might enjoy it.
Goose Grease man I survived on this stuff down in Mississippi. It really cures the common cold yep
this is becomeing a favorite band, cool tune . Wait there are so many cool tunes lets here it people.
First time I heard this was on a 8 track at Yasgurs Farm. For those of you who don't know the significance of Yasgurs Farm. I pity your up bringing My family and 500,000 other people showd up stopped traffic on the free way in upper state new york in a small hamlet called WOODSTOCK. Been there done that. Can we have a show of hands of how many of y'all were there.
''Legendary'' by Welshly Arms
Mere Anarchy - Moby
The who young man blues
Draggin my tail jimmy page
Moby extreme ways the official version
Oliver Shanti - Sacral Nirvana
Moby - Power Is Taken ft. D.H. Peligro
Moby - One of These Mornings (Official Audio)
Moby - When It's Cold I'd Like To Die
Moby - Wait for me
Moby - In This World Acoustic
Manchester Orchestra - I Know How To Speak
Billie Elish - Hostage
Planet Caravan - Black Sabbath
i am the only one
Its a sin
I am sending an alert to V.R. members that live on the pacific coast of the united states. This is serious. China has experienced a contagion where the government felt it necessary to quarantine 3 cities approx 14 million people. People traveling from Asia to us are being scanned for the contagion on the jet before deboarding. People from all over the world will be coming to SF this weekend for the luna new year celebration and parade. Advice if you feel any of the symptoms go to the nearest hospital for treatment and or quarantine. Check with the CDC website for symptoms and precautions. This is real people and it is not something you want to fuck with. The rest of the country standby.
Roaming around the countryside, thinking of battles and maidens. it been long time since I felt anything nature of the occupation I was in for 31 years after I left the navy. What a strange journey it has truly been. Any way it looks like a rain storm is a coming I will have to roam back a total of 4.5 miles back making 9 miles for the day. My feet are sore, the load I carry heavy yet I smile and sing to myself feeling good looking good ought to be in hollywood. If I can make this far I make it to the next bush, the next rock. Micro goals that is how you walk 1000 miles in a year. See you on the battlefield.
June Park - Madrid
Real Life Blues Alvin Lee
Green Onion - Roy Buchanan
Peter Gunn Roy Buchanan
Becks Bolero- Jeff Beck
This is for my diamond shine on
Up our Sleeves -Humble Pie
One last cold kiss Mountain
the supernatural john mayall and the bluesbreakers with eric clapton
Baby Please Don't go -leslie West
There is no way out of here Gilmour one of my personal favorites been in this situation many times
I woke up the morning - Ten year after
I got da blues but I am sitting on top of the world bb king
This just about sums today up I like it
Sunday morning wake up cuppa joe music when I heard it thought of you, the journey you are on and I smiled
Moby - Raining Again (Live from The Fonda, L.A.)
When I heard this this morning I thought of you and I smiled
The Rain Song
This wil really put you to sleep
The Ugly Kings - Promised Land
Good tunes for sleep
Spaceslug - Osiris (2017) (New Song) (Time Travel Dilemma)
Goodnight every one I going to join Timothy Leary on the Astral plain
Elephant Tree - Attack Of The Altaica
I found this ballad last night gave it a listen this morning and was taken away by the words and slide guitar in the background give a listen
Down from the sky-- King Buffalo
Much of what I do is not seen
You don't see me.
only darkeness smoke and drizzle is seen
What I do is small.
Gather the forces
draw the lines
Ride free with Ganghis Khan
Everyone tells me where I began
You really don't know
Cause I just showd up
Out of the fog swirling around the bridge
My brothers, sisters and I
bonded until the Gods and Goddess's decide what to do with us.
I saw my old friend darkness the other night
We played a wicked game of hide and seek
It has been that way since I was seven
I have died many times.
Darkness always brings me back
for the great game that is afoot of hide and seek.
So I was born out of darkness
Doesn't really matter where
Cause darkness is everywhere
I am going to introduce her to my other friend - light
The game is on The game of hide and seek between my friends
Darkness and Light
Howl - Greenleaf
When: last day of the this universe
Who: you an asshole
youre an asshole
I am a better asshole
You can say that a million times
You're still an asshole
They had been going at each other
Hmmmmmmmm. as the witcher would express.
Heroes - King Crimson In memoriam to David Bowie may he rest in Peace.
RUN LIKE HELL- PINK FLOYD
Shine on you crazy diamond - Pink Floyd
War is Over
WALK IN DARKNESS - Last Siren (feat. Nicoletta Rosellini)
Yakuro - Blue... The Color Of Dreams
David Gilmour - Raise My Rent
Ok, you guys are funny guys. I've been slip-sliding along each day to break out I've my cage like the atomic rooster piece. And then there is Cactus, Super Tramp, Moby Grape probably a bunch of bands no one has ever heard of. Growing up in an Irish household. My mother widowed took care of the five of us by herself. She was a saint. Tough but fair and honest. Growing up we would hear the inebriated conversation in the library off the kitchen. She conversing with the only man she loved, my father. The ghost of my father who's ashes lay in a pond he built just down the hill at the end of the horse pasture at the beginning of the forest grew up in. Not feeling sorry. I was the middle one the overlooked one. Middle of the winter ice crust on the snow, well below freezing. My mom would say go out and play. For hours I would play building snow forts. Amazing my 7-year-old body was made for this stuff. I would show up when the sun was setting in the tree branches. Covered in ice crystals big smile wet and frozen mittens. Ready to eat whatever came from the pot. Usually, stew beef turnips carrots potatoes and some special ingredients. Then it was to bed and dealing with the monster under the bed and the ghost of !y dad climbing the stairs to the third floor to say goodnight to the man of the house.
I Am The Walrus (Remastered 2009)
all you need is love beatles
Something always happens that can count on is change. I've always gone by the rule of praise in public criticize in private. The senior people are the example.s or should be. Another good one is principles before personalities. All I have seen are fragile egos being bruised and infant retaliation. There is no satisfaction in that only the downhill slide. Time out children plays ground is closed until we get some respect going. What I know of what started the fracas in a couple of days won, t make a difference anyway. You senior guys are supposed to be me example so far you have shown me nothing and you should be ashamed of that. If your not to bad that is my 2 cents by the way for what it's worth I support embermoon. I should hope you know why if you have a problem with that come visit me not her understood.
But first look in the mirror, that is the person you attacked.
woke up happy sad not really sure why Thought I'd share the feeling
loreena mckennitt - mummers dance
Now thats what I'm talking about Cheerio All the best and all that rot aohhooo
Rivers of belief- enigma
ENIGMA- Beyond The Invisible
Gravity of Love - Enigma
Enigma - I Love You ... I'll Kill You
Only by Love
Call me star- all them witches
Charles William-all them witches
All Them Witches - Blood and Sand / Milk and Endless Waters
The time midnight so I can write about today which was yesterday or was it. Yesterday was sunday so that makes today monday. Why am I telling you this. No particular reason just feeling good that I watched out for some one I care for"s back. I feel all tingly in my toes My be the astral journey I am on right now that certain heaviness well hear a song please enjoy it is an oldee but goodee. By the way I am totally insane ha ha ha ha ha.
Pink Floyd - Things Left Unsaid
Stive Morgan - Space Breath
Stive Morgan - Wandering Soul
Stive Morgan Spirit of the Earth
Fire and Ice
Stive Morgan - Oxygen Music
I was listenig to this on bliss radio and I thought it so cool.
Music for tonights party ya'll invited.
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want
Roger Waters - The Last Refugee
Season of the Witch - Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills
Ever have a half waking dream and realize something happened a long time ago and it is about to happen right now
short fuse roy Buchanan
New Girl in Town - Bernard Allison
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Johnny Winters -- Its My Own Fault
I am alive after a bout of this virus I know what I need to focus on because that is where my energy flows. Y'all should give this a good listen many times.I know these woods . The woods are where I played as a child and where I walk today. So be forwarned these words come from the soul " watch this many times".
One of the best versions I have heard of this Roy Buchanan - RIP A True Blues man
Leroy "Roy" Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan worked as a sideman and as a solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career and two later solo albums that made it to the Billboard chart. He never achieved stardom, but he is still considered a highly influential guitar player. Guitar Player praised him as having one of the "50 Greatest Tones of All Time." He appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits in 1977 (season 2).- wikapedia
This is good to listen to when the hoards are just coming over the hill Are we there yet huh huh huh.
Great to listen to when you are waiting for the other shoe to drop. Has it dropped yet Huh, Huh, Huh.
Working class hero - John Lennon RIP
John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history....Wikipedia
John Winston Lennon, Oct 9, 1940, Liverpool, England
Dec 8, 1980, New York City, New York, US
Cause of death:
Now you know my name...cuppa joe tune
Far from home..
Blood in the Water
leonard Cohen Hallelujah + lyrics
Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death and romantic relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Wikipedia
Check this out The Twilight Singers
stobarts blues- I Monster
leonard cohen if it be your will
Guardian Of The Sacred Lands
I am powerful, I am free and wild.
Companion on the spiritual journey,
to sacred lands of magic and plenty.
I am the spirit of Horse.
Having Wolf as our spirit guide reminds us to do the inner work on ourselves, be our own greatest teacher. Wolf spirit animal holds a strong sense of family and will be faithful until the very end. Wolf enables us to gather our inner strength provoking controlled aggression and a will to achieve. Allow Wolf to guide you in the whispers of your dreams. Wolf spirit animal traits are knowledgeable and seek to share their wisdom with others for the benefit of the community. Wolf spirit animal people have a sharp intelligence quick wit and robust set of instincts. -- From Thrive On Spitual Magazine
This is a quiet song that sounds great when played loud. Not LOUD loud, but simply "loud.". Welcome to Monkey Island
Tomasz Alen Kopera Art…Yakuro - Voices Of Infinity…(Stive Morgan Remix)
Give this a good listen
For all of us out there
Just got back from an awe inspirting trip to the sea I found that I am but many water drops in the ocean but there are many there are many oceans in one drop of water. Wrote a little song about it. I like to sing when I walking miles along the beach.
Walking We are walking walking walking in the sand sand sand
Holding We are holding holding holding each others hand hand hand
Looking We are looking looking looking into each others' eyes eyes eyes
Feeling We are feeling feeling feeling what we are feeling feeling feeling
Now Scarbourgh Fair - Celtic Woman
The Last Day
It's that time of day to sit back and do some chilling and grilling
It is like your standing there all goofy and it hits you. You don't know what day it is. You check the calendar on your computer and see it is not the day you thought it was. This leads to many things you thought of before that were important. But you know for damn sure you woke up while others are sleeping and you know for damn sure they are coming for you fast. And you know for damn sure you are going to stand your ground. And you know for damn sure this better be a waking dream because if it is not you are damned and ain't no way you are getting out of this one. No worries just making damn sure this is real --Best Earthgrinder DFQ CX%
I release all things from
the past year that has
caused any negative attachment
I prepare and welcome new changes,
new lessons and new adventures
I welcomenew opprtunities to
grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually
You will not be punished for your anger
You will be punished by your anger.
I am an old witch for a reason
Witch is my title
I am also a warrior not
I know how to Fight
but I know when not to,
This is how my day been going especially the falliing into a dream part. Enjoy.
would someone tell me how toput music on my profile or where I can find out where to do it. Thank you in advance best earthgrider DFC CX
To the ah posting anonymous honor messages to a sweet lady we know how you are and we are coming for you, ah!
This is by no means complete nor do I wish it to be. Humbly submitted.
My charities this year:
Burpees for Vets - Courage Foundation
Navy Seal Foundation
Wounded Warrior Foundation
The Bancroft School - Worcester Ma
My Favorite Quotes for 2019
" Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way they ask for directions' - Winston Churchill
" To Serve, To Strive and Not to Yield" - unknown
" Fall down seven times get back up" -unknown
What I did
Completed second go around of the Unbeatable Mind Foundations Course
Completed Charity Challenges 2019 Winter Challenge-Winter Complete level
Completed 2019 Goruck Resolution Challenge - 50 mile level
Completed Charity Challenges 2019 Fall Challenge - Mettle Forger level
Completed GoRuck Navy Seal Foundation challenge-25 mile level
Jul 2019 Celebrated Milestone Birthday - 65 eye opener
Aug 2019 Completed GoRuck Guerilla Ops challenge
Reconnected with friends
Member of Team Courage participating in Burpees For Vet Contributed 1000 burpees in a day toward the total Challenge
Contributed a total of 146, 332 burpees since May of 2018 to 12/31/2019 to Burpees for Vets, Courage Foundation
Contributed a total of 64,371 for the year of 2019 to Burpees for Vets, Courage Foundation
Rucked, walked, hiked a total of 1047.07 miles Completing the year long 1000 mile challenge sponsored by Charity Challenges
Said No to a number of opportunities because time is very precious to me
Whats next -- Carry on, Drive on Inspire as a leader support as a teammate. It that simple So get off the couch and follow me. HooYah!!!
An all time favorite
I am going to post about something that happened to me later take it to heart.
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