Friday, August 7, 2015


As I began reading "Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Journey" the first thing i thought of was why the professor chose this book for this class. I always find it interesting the book choices for the topics in class. I believe this book explains a lot about self-control, motivation, team work, survival skills. Like mentioned in the lecture slides, the story of Ulysses and the Sirens, the crew had to act early while they had control. Once they knew that they were in trouble they spent time getting their things together just in case. Especially, once they were off this ship, they made sure that they had an emergency plan of getting everything on their boats. This book has shown me that motivation and team work as well as self-control goes along way in everyday life and in stranded situations like the Endurance.

1 comment:

  1. I too thought this book was perfect while it shows so many different aspects of motivation. While reading the lecture slides and book I really have gained knowledge on how these emotions and thoughts work and I do truly think the knowledge will help my self control with food/over eating.