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How Far Will You Go For Your Dreams?

Men wanted for hazardous journey.
Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness.
Constant danger. Safe return doubtful.
Honor and recognition in case of success.
Ernest Shackleton (1874 – 1922) lead the 1914 – 1917 British expedition to Antarctica.  As the story goes, when he was recruting men for his crew, he placed an advertisement describing the conditions and terms of the voyage.  Despite the dire image conveyed, he recieved more than 5,000 applications (including those for three women) for the opportunity to be part of an adventure of a lifetime.
Are you up to the challenges of life?
Anything good worth doing or attaining in this life is bound to be hard to do, difficult to attain, and cost a lot.  Nevertheless, it will always be something worth fighting for.
How far would you go and how much would you sacrifice to achieve your dreams?
May all of us have the best of luck! Smile
Post-Script: Shackleton never made it to Antarctica.  However being part of the adventure of a lifetime was it’s own reward.  He was also a shining example of leadership and perseverance despite overwhelming challenges for his generation.  In fact, years later in his final expedition, some of his crew who were a part of this expedition and who did not yet receive all of their pay for this adventure, still signed up and joined him.
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