Whenever you want to give up, think of Diana Nyad
. Her mantra is "find a way."
Occupation: Long distance swimmer
Obstacles: Tried four times to swim from Cuba to Florida, once in 1978 and
three times in 2011 and 2012
Triumph: On September 2, 2013 she became the first person to swim from
Cuba to Florida (110 miles in 53 hours) without a shark cage.
I am raising my glass to a woman who defined persistence, perseverance,
endurance and never giving up. You are a world hero.
(More about Diana here