Given the fact that the 64-year-old swimmer became the first confirmed person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage this year, we’re pretty sure she’s living both a fierce and fearless life already.
She also explained her definition of success to host Josh Zepps, which was inspired by a Henry David Thoreau quote someone send her after she completed her historic swim:
When you achieve your goals, it’s not so much what you get for them … You get some compensation, you get some pats on the back, you get your name printed somewhere. It’s more who you become. What did it take? Who did I have to be to do this swim? And I had to be a person who would not give up no matter how crushing the disappointments were along the way.
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