Do It...Not Even A Fingernail Better

Do It…Not Even A Fingernail Better

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

“…When you achieve your dreams, it’s not so much what you get. It’s who you become…”

So began the commencement speech by Diana Nyad at Middlebury College in Vermont.

She shared a plethora of advice that tied a memory from the 1968 USA Swimming Olympic Trials to her life’s purpose.

At the end, she concluded, “…I am asking you, what are you going to do? In the end you’ll do many things. You’ll achieve much. You’ll give much. And on your last day what a goal it will be to say you did all of it – this college experience and all the rest of your lives – that you just can’t do it even a fingernail better…”

Middlebury College Commencement Address: Diana Nyad from Middlebury College LIS. For more information on her speech, visit here.

Photos by Brett Simison show Diana Nyad delivering the Middlebury College commencement address and the newest Middlebury College graduates.

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