On Monday, 64 year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage or flippers. That’s more than 100 miles in shark-infested, jellyfish stinging water. Did I mention this was also her fifth attempt? She’s my freaking hero.
How often do we give up on our dreams before we even give them a fair chance to grow? How many times did you give up because you failed, or because didn’t want to look stupid? How many times did you settle, or convince yourself that, “it’s not so bad” so you could learn to accept what’s comfortable instead of choosing what’s unknown? If you’re being real with yourself when you answer these questions, you’ll admit that you’ve done one, or all of the above. So have I. I mean, why do you think there are so many self-help books out there?
The next time your ego and fear kick in and makes you want to run for the hills, say Diana Nyad’s mantra “find a way.” Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself one more time to become that person you always dreamed of.
My mantra bracelet #Believe