My father taught me to understand that not much was impossible, if you had a mind to go after it. What seems beyond you is only unreachable if that's what you believe.
A thought came across my mind: if things go pear-shaped on this swim, how long will it take for my frozen body to sink the four and a half kilometers to the bottom of the ocean?
There is nothing more powerful than the made-up mind.
The English Channel is the perfect stretch of water to truly test the human mind.
TED Talk: Mind-Shifting Everest Swim, July 2010