"Find A Way"Monday, December 07, 2015 at 10:35 AM
I recently went to hear the great Diana Nyad speak. If her name is not familiar, she is an amazing athlete, inspiration, and the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida (with no shark tank). She was 64 when she made the crossing with an amazing team. Google her and I think you will be inspired.
Her motto, for the years of preparation she undertook, was "Find a Way". She seems to live her life that way as well, as I found out by listening to her tell amazing stories about her own life. She has overcome terrible hardship to experience an incredible life, one she built, brick by brick.
As we live our lives, each one of us is faced with our own challenges.. Diana Nyad reminded me that we are able to strive without doubt. And when doubt creeps in, we re-commit and "find a way". Like practicing lay ups, or laps, measures of a song, or a daily health regime, we do the work needed to become the best we can in service to our purpose and our goal. We must "find a way", as my hero Diana Nyad says.
Today, it's easy to feel stressed by what we see, hear, read and experience. But, if we can "find way" to live with confidence, and reduce the level of stress of we feel, it might make us feel good, help our health, and it may help those around us.
Using "Find a Way" as a mantra helps to take away the doubt. We commit ourselves to a goal, and do the work. When obstacles come up, we know we are going to keep working towards our goal. There is no doubt.
So, as we rise to meet each day, try saying to yourself "I will find a way".