Steve Fossett the Great!
What an amazing effort by a 60-year-old man! Flying around the world... some 37,000 km. All alone. Non-stop, and without refuelling. He hasn't really slept during the 67 hours, except for a few minutes.
When I saw the live telecast on BBC of GlobalFlyer, touching down at Salina airport, I was overtaken by a strange feeling... A feeling, that yes, willpower and power of endurance can triumph over adversity...
The flight wasn't without tension. He lost fuel, and he had to take that crucial decision on whether to abort the adventure and land at Hawaii, or continue. He opted for the latter. How brave!
Another similar effort was that of astronaut John Glenn in November 1998. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. He repeated the effort by going back to space 36 years later, at the age of, believe it or not, 77!.
When you feel depressed, feel like grumbling and cribbing that nothing is going right... just remember people like Steve Fossett and John Glenn!