The current high-jump record is nearly two and a half meters (8.13ft) — a superhuman leap.
But when Javier Sotomayor took his first jump, he set the bar much lower.
Each round, he raised the bar a little, sometimes as little as a quarter of an inch. Jump by jump, he pushed his body slightly further from the ground, until eventually, he achieved something remarkable.
Set the bar too high and we’re bound to bump into it.
But if we focus on raising the bar just a tiny bit higher at every attempt, we can go higher than we ever thought possible.