The Perfect Birthday Motivation


“You are never too old to chase your dreams”

– Diana Nyad  (the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage…and oh yeah, she’s 64 years old!)

I didn’t have to look long for a little birthday motivation today.  It was front and center on every news website and all over social media.  If Diana Nyad’s story doesn’t inspire you, then I’m not sure that anything will.  In case you haven’t been near a TV or on the internet in the last 48 hours, let me fill you in.  On September 2nd (yesterday), Diana achieved her 35-year old goal of swimming 103 miles from Cuba to Florida by herself and without a shark cage.  She is the first person to do so.  And, in case you didn’t see it up there under the quote, she is a senior citizen!


Amazing.  I know this word is used and over used all of the time, but for this situation, this particular word truly fits. A-Ma-Zing!

And, as if the sheer nature of this physical feat isn’t enough to get you off your butt and off getting to the business of reaching your own dreams, as soon as Diana Nyad finished her record-breaking swim, she had these few motivational nuggets to share with us all:

“Find a way”

“You are never too old to chase your dreams”

“We should never give up”

“What are you chasing?  It is not impossible. Name it”

Good Lord – if she can do this at 64, then certainly I can keep chasing after my little dreams at…well… something a bit younger than 64 :-).

Let’s get to it people!



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