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In fact, success in life — no matter how you define it — can only be achieved with endurance. Surely one of the greatest examples of endurance if not the greatest is the story of Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to the Antarctic on the ship: While we ordinary mortals may never have a death defying adventure like Shackleton and his 28 men, we are already in the midst of our own great adventure called life!
We are called to follow Christ- who even though He is entirely consistent in character, is somewhat unpredictable in his plans for His followers.
This is why for the Believer, Life is the Greatest Adventure. For the Believer, a God-pleasing life is actually shaped by enduring hardships 2Corinthians 6: By your endurance you will gain your lives. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, Romans 5: Legend has it that Shackleton had placed an advert in a newspaper before the expedition: Small wages, bitter cold.
Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. InErnest Shackleton had accompanied Captain Scott on an unsuccessful attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. He was actually sent home by Scott for his poor health. On their return journey Scott and his four comrades all perished because of a combination of exhaustion, hunger and extreme cold.
Shackleton had already made 2 previous attempts. On his last attempt he made it to within miles of the Pole. His quest was an adventure which required many elements: Whatever great adventure you are embarking on, whether its building a business, leading an organisation, or being a parent, endurance is mandatory.
When Shackleton interviewed the expedition applicants. He asked an unusual question: It too may be well be called The Endurance. He did not…show…the slightest sign of disappointment. He told us simply and calmly that we would have to spend the winter in the pack. Elephant Island which would then put them within reach of South Georgia Island, where there was a whaling station.
The 17 day journey has gone down in history as one of the greatest sea voyages ever.This book presents the leadership lessons of Shackleton and how they apply in the business world.
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Dec 25, · SHACKLETON can serve as a role model even though his expedition, judged by its initial objectives, was a colossal failure. His ship, the Endurance, never reached Antarctica.