Last night I was especially inspired by a man called Don Morgan who after spending 20 odd years developing his lifesaving “Conehead” bicycle helmet finally received the recognition he deserved last night when he won the New Inventors Grand Final on the ABC.
While somebody was always going to win the competition and while the other inventions were all frankly brilliant, the heartwarming thing about Don’s win was that he presented the human face of the downside of the struggle to achieve and of what is sometimes a curse that cannot be shaken – Unrelenting Vision.
I was so moved by his win, and I would like to openly thank Don here (not that many people read this but anyway it’s the thought that counts) for reaffirming in me the belief that if you just stick at your dream for long enough and keep working hard, you massively increase your chances of reaping the rewards you seek.
I could go on for hours about this, but I must get to work myself, but I’ll just close by pointing out the interesting fact that in order to acheive something brilliant, Don focussed – for twenty years – on Just One Thing.**
May the Force be with Don as he takes his worthy invention (literally) to the streets.
*Actually I used to be a conehead (bong smoker) but not anymore! But if I buy one of these helmets I can reclaim the title!
**Incidentally this links to a story about ANOTHER Don but that is just a fluke … or else it’s just a day for Dons, you tell me 😉