Lemons to lemonade

“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

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