Captain Robert Scott led two expeditions to Antarctica in the early 1900s. He was a naval officer leading a scientific exploration that would reach the South Pole after many hardships, including losing their ponies and turning back their dog sleds. It was on their return trek that the weather bested the five remaining members of his party and they perished in a blizzard only 11 miles from their destination. With the benefit of hindsight, had Captain Scott and his crew taken 11 more steps per day, they would have made it back to safety. Eleven more steps. I wonder how many times I have stopped 11 steps short of completing a goal, a difficult conversation, or a dream. And, today forward I think about making the extra effort in the places that feel hard. Now I turn to you – where can you take 11 more steps today?

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About Judy Hissong

Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by developing leaders. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time.

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