Landmark Forum encourages you to achieve your dreams

Landmark Forum encourages you to achieve your dreams“If you set your mind on doing something, nothing in the world should stop you from achieving it.” This is what Landmark Forum preaches in its lectures all around the world. Many people think that it is very easy to preach but very difficult to put the plan into action. There are hundreds of odds that one has to surmount before achieving the objective. Of course, there will be because nothing comes easy in this world. The following story will help you understand what one can if they condition the mind to achieve the impossible.

Napoleon Bonaparte had once said, “Impossible is a word found in the dictionary of fools.” People who do not approve of Napoleon and his way of living would definitely question the logic behind the statement. However, one Frenchman was determined to prove that Napoleon was right. He was Benoit Lecomte, an airline employee.

What did he do? He swam across the length of the Atlantic Ocean. He was not a professional athlete. He trained for six years to achieve what was once considered impossible to achieve. His father had died of colon cancer. He undertook the task of swimming across the Ocean with two main objectives. One was to pay homage to his father and the second was to raise money to support cancer research. He had a third motive as well. That was to marry his sweetheart after completing the expedition.

He was in the water for literally 6 to 8 hours in the day. He had to contend with innumerable problems, some of which are unimaginable as well. Of course, he had a protection of a boat that formed a magnetic field along a radius of 7.5 meters to dissuade the sharks from attacking him.
One the way he had to contend with octopuses, jellyfishes, dolphins, and most importantly extremely cold water. He had to eat for nearly 4 hours a day just to sustain strength for swimming. He accomplished the feat of swimming 5980 km in 80 days.

People might ask whether he was a madman to do so. What does he achieve by submitting himself to so much pain and effort? People posed this question to him. His reply was very simple but enlightening. He said, “I focused on the benefits of the journey and not the pain or frustration I have to face every day.”

The takeaway from this story is that if you have a single-minded determination to achieve something, you can do so despite the insurmountable odds on the way. Maybe, Napoleon was his inspiration with the words, “Impossible is a word found in the dictionary of fools.” Jim Rohn, the American entrepreneur and motivational speaker said these famous words, “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” How true he was in the context of this young Frenchman who set about achieving the impossible. What was his motivation: Love, attachment, or spiritual connection? This is what self-belief can do to you. This is Landmark Forum Reviews for you.

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