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Monday, February 9, 2009

Blaze your own trail (from the PositiveTakeOn Blog)

You may or may not have heard of Jennifer Figge, but when she felt the warmth of the Caribbean sand on February 5th 2009, she became the first woman to swim across the Atlantic ocean.

This is a truly amazing feat in itself; the 56 year old left the Cape Verde islands just off the west coast of Africa, she then battled her way across 2000 miles of ocean, through strong winds and 30ft waves, swimming for 8 hours a day, in a cage to protect her from sharks.

Sound impossible?

Jennifer didn't think so. She knew what she wanted to achieve and she went for it. She trained for months in icy water in Aspen, Colorado to prepare for the challenge.

Some things sound impossible until somebody has the guts to do it, then once one person has done it, suddenly it becomes a lot more achievable.

Climb Everest, jump out of an aeroplane strapped to a giant plastic sheet, walk across hot coals.

All these tasks would have seemed impossible (and probably a little ridiculous) when they were suggested initially but the people that achieved these things first, clearly had the determination to prove everyone wrong. They opened the gates to the realm of possibility. You can do the same. You can do anything you set your mind to.

Think of the most challenging, most outlandish thing you can...Then go an do it.
See how many people will follow your footsteps in the future.

Well done Jennifer Figge

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