While studying at Harvard at 50. 20 s.o.s. century Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they can tread water.
On average, they gave up and sank after 15 minutes.
Just before they gave up on exhaustion, the researchers pulled them out, dried them, let them rest for a few minutes and returned them back for the second round.
On the second attempt – how long do you think they lasted?
Think about it – they swam to failure a few minutes ago…..
How long do you think?
Another 15 mins ?
That’s not a mistake.
60 hours of swimming.
The conclusion was that because the rats BELIEVED they would eventually be saved, they could push their physical limits far beyond what they previously thought was impossible.
I leave you this thought:
If hope can make exhausted rats swim so long, what could belief in yourself and your abilities do for you?
Remember what you are capable of.
Don’t forget why you’re here. ”
Keep on swimming!
Faith of Habi