Never, ever give up!

TED Talks: Never, ever give up Diana Nyad (Published on Dec 23, 2013)

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating ... Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64.

Top Ten Takeaways:

  1. No dream is ever too big or too crazy!I

  2. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

  3. Teddy Roosevelt quote to paraphrase it, "You go ahead, you go ahead and sit back in your comfortable chair and you be the critic, you be the observer, while the brave one gets in the ring and engages and gets bloody and gets dirty and fails over and over and over again, but yet isn't afraid and isn't timid and lives life in a bold way."

  4. Find a way. You have a dream and you have obstacles in front of you, as we all do. None of us ever get through this life without heartache,without turmoil, and if you believe and you have faith, and you can get knocked down and get back up again, and you believe in perseverance as a great human quality, you find your way.

  5. Sometimes you are surrounded by completely darkness (because it is the only way to help you survive).Focus on your dream to get you through until the end of your journey - thinking about the dream, and why, and how.

  6. ...the phrase usually is reaching for the stars, and in my case, it's reaching for the horizon. And when you reach for the horizon, as I've proven, you may not get there, but what a tremendous build of character and spirit that you lay down. What a foundation you lay down in reaching for those horizons.

  7. Success doesn’t happen in a night, it happens in the thousand nights that no one will ever write a song about.

  8. What's the phrase from today from Socrates? To be is to do.

  9. You can chase your dreams at any age. You're never too old.

  10. The Henry David Thoreau quote goes, when you achieve your dreams, it's not so much what you get as who you have become in achieving them.

"But the journey itself was worthwhile taking." - Diana Nyad

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