Diana Nyad stared out over the ocean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when she was nine years old. “Where is Cuba?” she asked her mother. That day, Diana’s fascination with Cuba took root. “One day,” she told herself, “I will swim there.”
At the age of 29, Diana attempted to become the first person to swim from Florida to Cuba. She swam 78 miles before succumbing to strong winds. She tried three more times, but never made it. But the feeling never left her.
On August 31, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana made a final attempt. And 53 hours later, she made it. The lesson? “You are never too old to pursue your dreams,” she said.
Perhaps you have made a stab at recovery, but failed. You tried it again, but still fell short. There were other attempts, which resulted in relapse. The answer? Don’t give up!
Recovery Step: Some of the greatest heroes of the Bible did their best work past the age of 100 – Enoch, Noah, Job, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Jehoiada, Isaiah, to name a few. It is never too late to fulfill your dreams and claim sobriety.