2017 historical inspiration
Some historical inspiration for achieving your dreams, the 1900's Antarctic edition:
Mostly the old expeditions to the south we're groups of guys who had little experience in frigid temperatures traversing around doing stupid things because nobody was around to tell them they couldn't/shouldn't do it. Like walking right along the edges of the active volcanoes, meandering off into the distance glaciers because they were bored, "nah we're good lets go a little bit farther" even though they're totally frostbitten and exhausted.
The ones that lived and returned successfull usually, but not always, shared certain things:
-Calculated risk taking
-Accepting what failure meant and went full kilter anyway (usually death if not a mighty ding to their reputation)
-High spirits (Cookbooks!)
-They valued the lives of their party members.
-A desire to face the unknown
-A healthy dose of Fuck It.
The stuff of legends is made in the trials of imperfection and uncertainty.
Do a job too well, prepare, and execute it to perfection and you'll be forgotten because the story is less exciting. (Amundsen)
Do a job full kilter, damn the consequences, and you (and most of your party) will die a hero. (Scott)
But, if you bring out the best in your people with great leadership, the ability to make hard choices, and problem solve and do your best to bring everyone back alive, you become legends.
Even though they failed in the original mission, the one that happened was above and beyond what anyone could expect to survive. (Shackleton)
It's 2017, chaps. What kind of legend are you?
1/1/2017 02:01:33 pm
Thanks. That was inspiring
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