“I started doing experiments – mostly in organic chemistry, because it was so much more interesting – in my mother’s laundry at home.”
John Cornforth was an Australian–British chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975. How wonderful that he didn’t let the lack of a professional laboratory thwart his ambition. He made a start with the tools and resources he’d got … and look what happened.
It made me wonder what other similar beginnings have led to great achievements, and also, what some people might be putting off starting just because not everything they’re hoping for is yet in place.
What are you putting off starting?
What’s stopping you?