It’s inspiring to see someone succeed in bringing a dream into reality.
In September of 2013, Diana Nyad, 64, made a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West despite strong currents, sharks and stinging jellyfish that had stopped her previous four attempts… not to mention blistering sun and salt water for nearly 53 hours, little food, throwing up, no sleep and protective gear that hindered her. Upon making land in Key West, Florida, Ms. Nyad pronounced “Never give up!” – perhaps a bit of an understatement….
It takes courage to continue to move forward in the face of long odds, failures and discouragement.
Did you know that COURAGE is a “muscle”? Well, technically not, but play along with the metaphor…because the more you use your courage, the stronger and more resilient you get!!
It’s amazing what you learn about yourself sometimes.
Five simple ways to push your potential and find new passions
#1 Be imaginative. Choose outside your box. If you feel a little tweak or twinge, then you are thinking outside your box.
#2 Be brave. Move outside your comfort zone – even if just s smidge…. Anaïs Nin was right when she wrote, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
#3 Be adventurous. Raise the bar on what you think, yes think, you can do. Too often our thoughts of “Oh, I could never do that…” limit what we really can do.
#4 Be impeccable. Keep your promises to yourself. Keep your commitments to others.
#5 Be focused. Bright shiny objects are all around us. Cultivate an environment that allows you to stay focused on one thing at a time. Use your breath to have a relaxed presence and focus on each moment.
Take a deep breath right now and commit to pushing your potential. Share with me in the comments below what first steps you are going to take right now…
It all starts and ends with your desire to move past your fears and beliefs. Make the decision to move, and have the discipline to impeccably follow through.