Yesterday 64 year old Diana Nyad successfully swam 111 miles from Cuba to Florida – in her FIFTH attempt she found great success! “This was Nyad’s fifth try since 1978 — and she had a few strokes of luck: favorable currents and fewer of the poisonous jellyfish that helped doom an earlier attempt, according to updates from her website and Twitter feeds.”
Diana’s three lessons?
- Never give up
- Never too old
- Never a solitary sport
Her record breaking swim has inspired millions to wake up this morning with a renewed passion for their mission. We have Diana’s unwavering passion for her goal as an example that we should persevere and continue toward our goals no matter the obstacles or the failed attempts along the way.
Her third lesson – not a solitary sport – tells us that we aren’t alone, we won’t have to be alone in our mission – there are people, communities and organizations who want to help and want to be there with us at the finish line.
So what is your “impossible” dream? What is on your bucket list that you thought you were too old to do? What is a goal that you’ve attempted and failed and have previously determined was not possible?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Ride on the swim fins of Diana Nyad and start over – one more time. This could be the time you succeed!