Diana Nyad는 수영선수로써, Cuba 부터 Florida에 이르는 110 mile (177km) 이라는 - 상상이 불가능한 - 어마어마한 거리를 포기 없이, 64세에 건넜다. 더 놀라운 것은, 20~40대에 3번 시도하여 실패했다는 점이고, 또한 지구상에서 처음으로 이를 해낸 사람이라는 것이다. 일반인에게는 찾아보기 힘든, 비견할 없는 용기와 열정이 있는 사람이다. 그녀의 TED Talk를 듣는 순간 난, 이 분의 용기와 인내, 힘에 멍해질 정도였다. 내 머리를 도끼로 내리 친 것 같은, 그녀의 명언들 1. the mantra is -- and I've been using it in training --find a way. You have a dream and you have obstacles in front of you, as we all do. 이번 여행의 Keyword - Mantra (기도/주문)은 Find a way 였다. 어떤 장애물이 있어도 길을 찾아내겠다는 의지였다. 2. I did sort of blurt out when we got there, was first, "Never, ever give up." I live it. What's the phrase from today from Socrates? To be is to do. So I don't stand up and say, don't ever give up. I didn't give up, and there was action behind these words. 나는 Florida 땅을 디디자 마자 내뱉은 말은 "Never, Ever Give Up' 이었다. 소크라테스는 To be is To act (뭔가 되기 위해서는 뭔가를 해야 한다)고 했다. 나는 단순히 그냥 포기하지 말라고 하지 않는다. 나는 포기하지 않았고, 이 말에 명확한 Action이 있다. (첨언. 아, 정말 누가 포기하지 말라 라고 말하는 것보다 강한 울림이 있었다. 그냥 차원이 다르다는 생각이 들었다. 이 분은 진정 포기하지 않았고 해냈기에 '포기 하지 말라'라는 이야기를 전세계인에게 할 수 있었다. 나도 내가 말할 때 명확한 Action이 뒷받침 되길..) ----------------- 그녀의 프로필 http://www.ted.com/speakers/diana_nyad.html ----------------- 그녀의 TED TALK 중에.. I had that Teddy Roosevelt quote to paraphrase it, floating around in my brain, and it says, "You go ahead, you go ahead and sit back in your comfortable chair and you be the critic, you be the observer, while the brave one gets in the ring and engages and gets bloody and gets dirty and fails over and over and over again, but yet isn't afraid and isn't timid and lives life in a bold way." It just simply can't be done, and Bonnie said to me, "But if you're going to take the journey, I'm going to see you through to the end of it, so I'll be there." this year, the mantra is -- and I've been using it in training --find a way. You have a dream and you have obstacles in front of you, as we all do. None of us ever get through this life without heartache, without turmoil, and if you believe and you have faith and you can get knocked down and get back up again and you believe in perseverance as a great human quality, you find your way, and Bonnie grabbed my shoulders, and she said, "Let's find our way to Florida." ♪ Imagine there's no heaven ♪ ♪ doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ It's easy if you try ♪ ♪ doo doo doo doo doo ♪ And I can sing that song a thousand times in a row.(Laughter) Now there's a talent unto itself. three things that I did sort of blurt out when we got there, was first, "Never, ever give up." I live it. What's the phrase from today from Socrates? To be is to do. So I don't stand up and say, don't ever give up. I didn't give up, and there was action behind these words. The second is, "You can chase your dreams at any age; you're never too old." Sixty-four, that no one at any age, any gender, could ever do, has done it, and there's no doubt in my mind that I am at the prime of my life today. the third thing I said on that beach was, "It looks like the most solitary endeavor in the world, and in many ways, of course, it is, and in other ways, and the most important ways,it's a team The Henry David Thoreau quote goes, when you achieve your dreams, it's not so much what you get as who you have become in achieving them.