Nyad’s swim is an amazing feat although I have to say her post interview is just as remarkable. As she speaks, her mouth and tongue swollen with severe redness, she explains to the reporter her motto, “there is only one thing–FIND A WAY.”
Life is full of so many challenges, some we undertake willingly like Nyad’s swim, others are forced upon us. In the end though, there is only one thing we can do to overcome them. Nyad goes on to explain how she found a way, “I decided with each stroke I would push back Florida and I’d pull toward Cuba.” For 55 hours, Nyad told herself over and over, “push back Florida, pull toward Cuba, push back Florida, pull toward Cuba…” Then she goes on,
“You’re 64, your mom just dies and then all of sudden you realize you had this childhood dream that you never made happen. You just do it no matter how many attempts it takes.”
Although Nyad’s motto consists of only three small words, they are powerful words. Push back the past ms. whit and pull toward the future because you must find a way.