Diana Nyad had tried to swim from Cuba to Florida four times before. On her fifth attempt, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad made it. It took her 54 hours to cover the 110 miles swim. As reported by Matt Pierce of the L.A. Times, when she reached shore she had three things to share, the first two of which were:
“‘One is, we should never ever give up,’ said a slightly dazed Nyad, whose slurred remarks were received with a roar by the crowd. ‘Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dreams.'”
Read Pierce’s full reporting of Nyad’s accomplishment at: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-diana-nyad-cuba-florida-remarks-20130902,0,1729111.story
After reading her story, consider this – if a 64 year old can swim 110 miles and 54 hours straight, what could you do if you committed yourself 100%?