"Imagine y'self floating alone in the ocean, abandoned.
What assets do you have?
You have your mind, your brain. Your mind's stored information on survival situations, shipwreck situations, and your ability to swim.
Your brain functions as a product of your experiences and training. Inside your mind are your decision-making and problem-solving faculties; the machinery to help you decide whether to swim for land, or to float for as long as possible in the hope of being picked up. Your mind's synonymous with your heart, reflecting the levels of toughness, determination and emotional control that you bring to the situation.
The state of your body might be critical. Is it fit? have you eaten recently? Are you hydrated?
What's your level of hope?
Do you have friends or family who'll definitely be searching for you?
Are you feeling lucky?
Do you believe in God?
How long you survive will likely be decided by the answers to these questions. Reduced to floating protoplasm, we have an excellent opportunity to look at ourselves. What do you have to live for? Have you pretty much done and seen it all? do you feel your life mission's complete?"
Mark Bender (Operation Excellence)