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In case you didn’t see, Diana Nyad recently completed a 110-Mile Swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is the first ever to swim this, in the open water, without a shark cage. She swam for nearly 53 hours straight, and the salt water made her lips and tongue swollen, which made it difficult for her to even breathe. Incredible? Absolutely!
But in the end, experts say, her success came down to one essential part of her body – her mind.
“I think it was her belief in herself that she could do this,” says Kathryn Olson, CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Diana Nyad had previously failed at this attempt numerous times throughout her life, dating back to her first attempt when she was 28. And now, 36 years later, she was able to accomplish a life-long goal of hers because of her ability to believe in herself, remain persistent, and to never give up.
It’s just another testament that our mind can lead us to achieve even our most far-fetched goals.
But what is even more incredible is the message Ms. Nyad delivered shortly after her swim. Her 3 messages are spoken from the heart, and are spoken from a person who has failed before, but chose to remain persistent through it all. Her messages are simple, yet very powerful.
1) Don’t Ever Give Up.
2) You are never too old to chase your dreams.
3) It looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team effort.
Take time to think about these 3 messages and how they can play a part in your own life.
Believe in yourself and work to achieve your goals. Don’t forget the road to your goals lies within your reach.
Stay Positive and thank you for checking this out. Have a great rest of the week.
Think Positive. Don’t ever give up.
Think Positive. Live Positive.