Goals

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A story below to share with you…

When she looked ahead, Florence Chadwick saw nothing but a solid
wall of fog. Her body was numb. She had been swimming for nearly
sixteen hours.

Already she was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both
directions. Now, at age 34, her goal was to become the first woman to
swim from Catalina Island to the California coast.

On that Fourth of July morning in 1952, the sea was like an ice bath
and the fog was so dense she could hardly see her support boats.
Sharks cruised toward her lone figure, only to be driven away by rifle
shots. Against the frigid grip of the sea, she struggled on – hour after
hour – while millions watched on national television.

Alongside Florence in one of the boats, her mother and her trainer
offered encouragement. They told her it wasn't much farther. But all
she could see was fog. They urged her not to quit. She never had . . .
until then. With only a half mile to go, she asked to be pulled out.

Still thawing her chilled body several hours later, she told a reporter,
“Look, I'm not excusing myself, but if I could have seen land I might
have made it.” It was not fatigue or even the cold water that defeated
her. It was the fog. She was unable to see her goal.

Two months later, she tried again. This time, despite the same dense
fog, she swam with her faith intact and her goal clearly pictured in her
mind. She knew that somewhere behind that fog were land and this
time she made it! Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim
the Catalina Channel, eclipsing the men's record by two hours!

So, isn't it important to have goals and keep the goals in sight?
One good way could be to write them down and see the goals everyday.

To your success!

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