Despite his major mistakes, Jordan still showed remarkable resolve surviving at sea for 2 months alone. His craft was recovered roughly 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, hundreds of miles from the marina in Conway, South Carolina, where he had vanished months earlier. This story shows me two powerful lessons. First, you can screw up royally and still survive as long as you have the skills and the drive to endure. Secondly, the ocean plays rough so you’d better be prepared. If you expect to go out there and come back again in one piece, you ought to have communications equipment, food, water, fishing gear, first aid supplies, signaling gear, a life raft, and, most importantly, a never-say-die attitude.