Don Bradman: Surmounting challenges like a champion

Don Bradman was allowed to leave the Army in May 1941 because of a frozen shoulder restricted the movement of his right arm. In his book, Farewell to Cricket, revealed that he had lost all feeling in the thumb and index finger of his right hand a feeling that he never got back.

“For the rest of the War, Bradman busied himself at the Adelaide stock exchange. But even this proved fraught, as Harry Hodgett, his boss, was imprisoned for fraud in 1945. Bradman worked hard and successfully to restore the position of the firm, which now traded as Don Bradman and Company,” The Telegraph wrote in Bradman’s obit.

Successful people have a mindset that enables them to emerge as winners in whatever situation they find themselves in. Bradman’s success in the stock market underlines that point.