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.


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