Visualise your Goal
The Catalina Island is twenty-one miles away from the coast of California, and many people have taken the challenge to swim across it.
On July 4th 1952, Florence Chadwick stepped into the water off Catalina Island to swim across to the California coast. She started well and on course,
but later fatigue set in, and the weather became cold.
She persisted, but fifteen hours later, numb and cold, she asked to be taken out of the water.
After she recovered, she was told that she had been pulled out only half a mile away from the coast. She commented that she could have made it, if the
fog had not affected her vision and she would have just seen the land.
She promised that this would be the only time that she would ever quit.
She went back to her rigorous training. And two months later she swam that same channel. The same thing happened. The fatigue set in, and the fog obscured
her view, but this time she swam with faith and vision of the land in her mind. She knew that somewhere behind the fog was land.
She succeeded and became the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel. She even broke the men’s record by two hours.
When you set your goal, keep pressing on even when you are tired, physically and mentally, and even though there are many challenges ahead.
Keep the vision of your goal crystal clear before you and never, never, never… give up!
See the reaching, commit to it, and you will surely see your goal realized.
Sanjukta Basu says
Raghav, one of the first rules of social media. You must put a disclaimer on this post mentioning that you are not the author. I read it and immediately sensed you didn’t write it. Then I did a simple google search and found out there are hundreds of posts with this same story and none of them have a disclaimer. Since you don’t know who exactly is the author, you can simply say “I found this on the internet and it is not written by me.” Hope you don’t mind my pointing out this 🙂
sanjukta i knew that i need to put a disclaimer and give the author credit for the story. Actually this was sent to me by my dad and i wrote my post….but when i copied and posted i found that what ever i wrote did not actually come on microsoftword only. Found that there was a bug in the screen reader or i might have used a wrong key stroke….you see i don’t get the same feel again so i thought to update with the post some time later and left it….
Any way’s thanks a lot for pointing this out….will update with this..