Inspirational news

I talk/teach a lot about keeping all things firmly in perspective - in life and trading- and this story can teach us all a bit about humility whilst retaining ambition.

The lesson is as true for our journey through this mortal coil as it to enhance our trading experience. Sometime we really do need to step back and smell the coffee and see moves for what they rally are, as well as accepting we only have a very limited control over the outcome.

Need some further inspiration? Read on.

This from the Press Association:

A D-Day veteran who jumped 15,000ft from an aeroplane has become the oldest person in the world to skydive - at the age of 101 and 38 days.

Bryson William Verdun Hayes, known as Verdun, smashed the current world record on Sunday, completing a tandem skydive with three generations of his family at an airfield in Honiton, Devon.

Speaking as he touched down, the former lance corporal in the Royal Signals said "hooray" and added that he was feeling "absolutely over the moon" at completing the challenge. The great-grandfather only tried skydiving for the first time last year when he reached 100 but breaking the British record for the oldest skydiver was not enough for him.

Mr Hayes, who said a parachute jump was something he had wanted to do since he turned 90 - but was talked out of it then by his late wife - was determined to take the world record and beat its previous holder, Canadian Armand Gendreau who skydived in June 2013 aged 101 and three days.

Top work "Verdun" and all of your ilk. We are truly not worthy.

"Verdun" becomes the oldest ever skydiver at 101 years and 38 days