Never Give Up: A Lesson in Resilience with World Record Holder Neil Agius

Make Things, Make Sense Podcast
Episode 26
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Introduction

Today’s guest, Neil Agius is a world record holder for the longest continuous unassisted open water swim and former Olympian that specialises in long-distance freestyle events. Neil is the 151st Commonwealth Point of Light holder, following the completion of his daunting 95 km swim between Sicily and St Julian’s to raise awareness of the threats to the world’s oceans and their biodiversity. He is the second person in history to have undertaken this swim. Neil has also been awarded Medal for Service to the Republic of Malta and was a WOWSA – World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Finalist for “Man of the Year”. Above all, Neil is the founder and lead activist behind Wave of change.

Topics Discussed

  • Insights into Neil’s background and upbringing
  • Neil’s break through moment: when did he realize “Yes this is what I’m meant to do?”
  • Purpose: why he wakes up in the morning
  • Tips on how to deal with days when you wake up and you just “don’t feel like it”
  • Meaning behind no Planet B
  • Main difficulties faced towards breaking the world record
  • The feeling of breaking the record and its meaning: mission accomplished or just the start
  • Personal definition of success
  • Drivers behind the resilience to never give up
  • Failure and lessons learned from it
  • Being an inspiration to others and how to inspire each other
  • Wave of Change: its purpose and impact in the community
  • The person Neil considers a force of good
  • One thing to change in people’s minds
  • Tools to help you never give up

Conclusion

Listen in and get inspired by this swim through Neil’s unlimited determination, positivity and forward-looking mindset to a better tomorrow.

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