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Down on the Farm: Courage vs. Crazy

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If you try something crazy and fail, you're still crazy. But if you succeed, even after many attempts, your craziness suddenly becomes courage.


I recently met polar explorer Ann Bancroft at an event where she spoke on the topic of leadership.

Tenured and secure in an elementary school teaching job in Minnesota, she abandoned a comfortable teaching career to trek to the North Pole on an expedition led by Will Steger in the 1980s.

Doing one crazy thing wasn't enough.

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