“I have three messages. One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.”
Ms. Nyad has been at this for some time, and her Cuba to Key West quest didn’t begin 4 years ago. No, she didn’t start this process at 60 years old. Her first of 5 attempts was back in 1978, when she was 28 years old.
This is an absolutely incredible story about human determination, and the NY Times has a great article posted at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/sports/nyad-completes-cuba-to-florida-swim.html
The quote of Ms. Nyad along with her determination got me thinking…..
Ms. Nyad BEGAN her quest back in 1978, failed 5 times, and just met with success YESTERDAY.
She had to battle sharks, jellyfish, horrible Gulf storms, and her own isolation. Makes me blush when I think that sometimes I have talked about real estate investing as a sometimes solitary business. The solitary atmosphere is a big part of the reason I started WREIA, just so I could meet more people I could relate to. But my work environment has NOTHING on what Ms. Nyad has put herself through over the last few years.
Diana Nyad finally finished her quest 36 year quest yesterday at age 64. No matter how old or young you are, keep stretching to reach your goals. Keep reaching out for more help where you need it, and keep your eye on your prize, whatever that may be.
As we head into the fall months and the home stretch of 2013, I hope you keep going, adapt when needed and stay motivated. Don’t lose your enthusiasm. There is no need to isolate yourself in the day to day grind. Come out and join us at WREIA. Our members are here to help you stay on track for the last half of 2013.
***Lastly, don’t forget September 16th. Our next meeting is on the topic of Real Estate Marketing. THIS IS ALWAYS A MEMBER FAVORITE TOPIC. Come join us and add a little kick to the fall months ahead.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help your business,
Washington REIA Network, President
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