What commitment means

I have been reading about Diana Nyad, a 64 year old American woman who has just swam from Cuba to Miami. She is the first person to swim the 177 km without the assistance of a shark cage, and the first 60 year old to swim such a vast distance.

The best part of the story is that this was her fifth attempt. Nyad had tried and failed at 28, 60, 61, and 62. That’s some commitment.

Nyad said on her second attempt, “I’d like to prove to the other 60-year-olds that it is never too late to start your dreams.”

Nice, and a good reminder that it’s never too late to stop dreaming and start doing. All it takes is commitment and a refusal to listen to people who tell you you can’t.

What do you think?