“We use no lights. Lights attract jelly fish, lights attract sharks, lights attract bait fish that attract sharks. So we go into the pitch black of the night. You’ve never seen black this black. You can’t see the front of your hand,” says Diana Nyad, world record setting long distance swimmer.
The theme of Nyad’s talk, presented in the video below, is to never give up on your journey no matter how dark it gets. In fact, embrace the darkness of your journey because you never know what’s right in front of you. You have to keep swimming in those dark shark infested waters and know that everything will be ok. It’s your journey, why wouldn’t it be. The horizon awaits.