4. Four. IV!
Four. The number of times it took for Diana Nyad to reach the US shore and achieve her dream. Today in the US Diana Nyad, the 64 year old long distance swimmer, finally accomplished her goal of swimming the 103 mile trek from Cuba to Key West, Florida! I was overjoyed to see that her persistence and determination paid off. She has attempted this endeavor 3 other times over a period of 35 years without success. She could have easily viewed her multiple failures as a reason to give up on the dream. Instead, Diana had the audacity of hope and the unrelenting tenacity to face the challenge one more time. She believed that she could do it and she was victorious. She is a true testament to the fact that if you truly want something in life you have to be determined, you have to be courageous, and you give it all you have even when the odds are stacked against you.
Stories like Diana’s always inspire me to make my own dreams come to pass. What do you think about Diana’s victory?