In today’s health news I was moved by a piece on Diana Nyad.
There is nothing more powerful than a human being with a burning desire!
In the summer of 1978, she attempted the 103-mile journey from Cuba to Key West, Florida. After 41 hours and 49 minutes in the water, Nyad’s handlers gave her the bad news: Because of high waves and strong currents, she was so far off course that completing the swim would be impossible.
Whether the handlers were dreamstealers or smart coaches? – only Diana knows for sure.
The following year, she completed what still remains the longest swim in history without a shark cage — 102.5 miles from Bimini in the Bahamas to Jupiter, Florida.That day was her 30th birthday, and the last day of her swimming career. “I was so burned out. You couldn’t pay me to take one more stroke,” Nyad said. “For 30 years, I did not swim a single stroke anywhere at any time, except in the ocean, paddling on a board.”
But swimming from Bimini to Florida wasn’t her dream. That swim – even though a record that still stands – wasn’t the “it” she was striving for. For Diana that was “settling.” And 30 years later on her 60th birthday;
“I was having an existential crisis about being 60,” she said. “I told myself, ‘You have to get real with life’s lessons, one of which is you can’t go back.’ ”
In what she now realizes was an ironic moment, Nyad says she looked into the rearview mirror in her car and decided; “I realized there was one thing I could go back for, and that’s the dream swim from Cuba to Key West.”
Tony Robbins often says;
“It’s in your moments of decision that your Destiny is created”
Right here, right now this very moment you could make a decision to Go for it, to Be, DO, and Have your dream. Inside you there is that one thing you yearn for, ache for, go back to in your mind over and over.
Only you know what “It” is for you. Only you know if you’re “settling” for something less.
When would now be the very best time in your life to Make a Decision, Take Massive Action and change your physiology, outcome and legacy?
Want more on Diana Nyad:
Tune in to Sanjay Gupta MD to hear Diana Nyad share news about her mission to make a world record swim at 61, this weekend, 7:30 a.m. ET on CNN.