If At First You Don’t Succeed – Never Give Up, With a Passion for Perseverance, Diana Nyad Did It

When I was younger I was an adventurer, no I take that back, I still am. Anyway, I had transversed mountain ranges like a mad Indian running up and down like a banshee from hell, swam across raging rivers and port channels, flown under low bridges, and road my motorcycle crotch-rocket at speeds in excess of 157 mph. I guess I am lucky to be alive today to tell about it. Let's talk.

Perhaps it is for this reason that today, I also do everything to extreme – I write to extreme, I travel to extreme, and I ran my business like a possessed entrepreneur. I also read, study and take in information to extreme in every sense of the word. One thing I like to read and this won't surprise you much is true stories of adventurous people doing amazing things;

1. Rowing Across the Pacific

2. Sailing Around the Cape of South America

3. Sailing Around the World

4. Test Pilots of the X-planes

5. Conquering K-2 or Climbing Everest

6. Winning the Tour de France

7. Record Breaking Treks

In fact, not long ago, I was at a local charity thrift store perusing through the book section and Mary, the lady who works there had set aside some books for me, as she often does. She had one about an almost failed attempt to climb Mount Everest, and although I hadn't read that one, I've read others, and I smiled because, she knows at least one type of book I like to read. Still, of all the journeys I've read about, done myself, or heard of through my readings of history or mythology has to be the true story of a lady who swam from Cuba to Florida – wow.

On Labor Day 2013 (September 2) the USA Today put out a special news bulletin, proof that nothing is impossible, the article stated; “On her fifth try, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, the Associated Press and NBC News reported. The 64-year-old Nyad stepped ashore in Key West on Monday just before 2 p.m. ET, about 53 hours after she began her 110-mile swim in Havana on Saturday.”

What made me tear up was, I was rooting for her on her last two attempts, she tried and failed 4-times, but on the fifth at age 64 she did it. Her passion is great inspiration for all, proving once again the power of perseverance and the value of human will. She achieved what no other has, not even young strong swimmers. I have to hand it to her, wow. That's just totally amazing. Please consider all this and think on it.

Source by Lance Winslow

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