"Find a way"

Monday, December 07, 2015 at 10:35 AM

I recently went to hear the great Diana Nyad speak.  If you've never heard of her, she is 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 promise 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. Sometimes the goal we set is not the one we reach, but it is still has massive meaning to us. 

Today, around the world, it's easy to feel stressed by what we see, hear, read and experience. But, if we can "Find a way" to live with confidence, and reduce the level of stress of we feel, it might make us feel good, and it may help those around us.

Exercise is one way to reduce stress. That's why it's important to move, even on the days when you don't want to. In fact, that's how I feel right now.  But, I'm not going to think about it, I'm just going to "Find a Way". 

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.

 It may not come out exactly as planned, but goals are living, breathing things.  So, as we rise to meet each day, try saying to yourself "I will Find a Way".