In an act of tremendous perseverance, 64-year-old Diana Nyad recently became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West without the aid of flippers, a wetsuit, or a shark cage. This was Diana’s fifth attempt.
Last year, she nearly lost her life trying the more than 100-mile swim after being stung nine times by poisonous jellyfish.
Diana’s story is impressive, to say the least, but it’s also a great lesson on the power of determination, and a reminder that amazing things are possible if we’re willing to work for them.
- Diana Nyad completed her swim on September 2nd.
Diana had a goal, and she didn’t let anything stand in her way, not her age, danger, past failures – she took all of the challenges head on and successfully achieved her dream!
In many ways, this incredible story can serve as inspiration for each and every one of us, especially those of us working to improve the quality of our marriage. It may be tough, it might be a lot of work, there might be unseen dangers and the memory of past failures to contend with, but it doesn’t make the end goal impossible by any means. There are many couples who have fallen back in love and healed their marriages even after they divorced.
Every major achievement is going to have its challenges, and it’s the way that we approach them that helps determine success. If we let the prospect of difficulty turn us away from the goals we want to achieve, we’ll never get anywhere!
Diana learned from her experiences and failed attempts, and made sure she was prepared for this 5th (ultimately successful) venture. By evaluating what went wrong in the past, bolstering her determination, and building a support team to help her complete this monumental swim, she came out on top.
Her message to the world: “We should never, ever give up.”
She aims to teach people that determination is one of the most powerful forces in the world, that if we want something bad enough, we should be able to do whatever it takes to achieve it.
When it comes to working on your marriage, remember Diana’s strength of will. It may be tough at times, it may be painful and slow going, there will be obstacles along the way, but none of that makes a strong, happy marriage impossible if you’re both willing to work for it. Check out this article “Four Ways To Fall Back In Love” for some advice you can apply today.
When you’ve done the hard work, when the hurdles are behind you, and your goals have been achieved, every ounce of difficulty is worth it. What’s stopping you?
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Dr. Dana Fillmore and Amy Barnhart, co-Founders, StrongMarriageNow.com