Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad knows a thing or two about taking on the seemingly impossible. After a 35-year quest and on her fifth attempt, she became the first person, shark-cage free, to swim from Cuba to Florida. “Failure doesn’t feel good,” Nyad says in this exclusive interview. “But … I truly would rather fail over and over again and evolve and become everything I am than succeed in a quick, ungratifying way and never know how far my limits can reach.”

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Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad knows a thing or two about taking on the seemingly impossible. After a 35-year quest and on her fifth attempt, she became the first person, shark-cage free, to swim from Cuba to Florida. That’s 110.86 miles, and a lot of jellyfish stings.

“Failure doesn’t feel good,” Nyad says in this exclusive video interview. “But … I truly would rather fail over and over again and evolve and become everything I am than succeed in a quick, ungratifying way and never know how far my limits can reach.”

Listen in to hear her insights on:

  • What can professionals learn from a dedication to long-term goals
  • Persevering when failure seems inevitable
  • The biggest influence in Nyad’s life
  • The one thing someone could do today to get closer to achieving a dream
  • Daring to be great
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