What Our Heroes Teach Us About Perspective
By John Baldoni, Forbes
Of the many wonderful outcomes of the London 2012 Olympics is the attention that Roger Bannister, the first man to run the sub-four minute Mile, now in his eighties is receiving.
When I was growing up, Bannister was a hero of mine. I ran track in high school and the mile was my specialty, or should I say, the distance assigned to me since I was not particularly fast. I would daydream about what it took to run so fast over such a distance. As Bannister puts it now, “the real secret is that I’ve worked hard.” That pertains also to his career in medicine.
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