“Stand on the shoulders of giants” was not only Sir Isaac Newton’s mantra, it was his advice to anyone who wanted to make prodigious progress.
John McArthur is a giant in the Australian wool industry. He is also a giant when it comes to how to recover from a major setback. Separated from his family and his life’s work by his own volatility, not once but twice, he refused to accept defeat. He refused to wallow in self-pity. More than that though, he took full advantage of the new situation he found himself in and revelled in it.
So I take my inspiration from John McArthur. Refuse to accept defeat. Refuse to wallow in self-pity. Search for the advantage in this situation.
Next time: He drives a car with his eyes
Still to come
- They serve up chalk. . . and I eat it
- The nurse who skipped for joy
- How to eat an elephant