All I could say was, “Wow,” when I read the news that Diana Nyad had successfully completed the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida.
Then when I watched her interview on the CBS website and read this quote, I was inspired once again.
She said her mantra through the swim was “Find a Way.”
She has tried four other times to swim the distance. She battled jellyfish stings so bad she couldn’t speak, potential shark attacks, severe weather conditions, and unimaginable physical challenges. In spite of all these, she succeeded at the age of 64.
She never, ever gave up on her dreams in spite of getting older, in spite of adverse conditions, and in spite of prior failures.
Can’t we all identify with her tenacity a little bit in our own lives? (Even if our successes aren’t as epic.) Haven’t there been times when people told you things couldn’t be done and you did them anyway? Haven’t you faced difficulties head on and pushed through in spite of difficulties.
I know I have and my successes were not just in the weight loss realm.
I’d encourage you to use Diana Nyad’s epic journey as an encouragement to you in whatever challenges you are facing. Don’t let your age, your finances, your emotions, or the negative influences of other people to stand in your way.
Are you as inspired as I was with her success? Do you ever think about what you can accomplish in your life if you never give up? Diane