Diana Nyad

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Do you have a dream? How long are you willing to fight to make that dream come true? Famed swimmer Diana Nyad is living proof that even if it takes longer than you expect, your dreams are worth pursuing.

One of the world’s greatest long-distance swimmers in the 1970s, Diana dreamed of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the U.S. without a shark cage. It took her five tries and 35 years before she achieved that dream at the age of 64.

She’s been a national sports broadcaster and journalist, a powerful motivational speaker and a bestselling author. Her new memoir is called Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream.

She joins Growing Bolder to describe her 35 years attempts, starting when she was 29 years old, and explains what inspired her to keep trying over and over again. Find out how she survived sharks, jellyfish stings, currents and exhaustion on her path to success. She tells Growing Bolder that her experience is a metaphor for whatever challenges you are facing in your own life. Get her pep talk for not giving up on your own journey toward that far-away shore.

Plus, find out why she wants you to hear her message that you are never too young or too old to achieve your dreams. She says she believes she’s a better athlete in her 60s than she was in her 20s. She explains why.

Click here to visit Diana’s website to learn more about her adventures.