Abraham Lincoln

by | Jun 12, 1997 | Diligence, Excellence, Humility, Perseverance, Persistence

If you think you have failed, remind yourself of the life story of this man:

Age 22 – failed in business

Age 23 ran for legislature and was defeated

Age 24 – failed again in Buenos

Age 26 – sweetheart died

Age 27 – had a nervous breakdown

Age 29 defeated for speaker

Age 31 – defeated for elector

Age 34 – defeated for Congress

Age 37 – elected to Congress

Age 39 – defeated for Congress

Age 46 – defeated for Senate

Age 47 – defeated for vice president

Age 49 – defeated for Senate

Age 51 – elected president of the United States

This is the record of Abraham Lincoln. throughout his life he suffered many more defeats than victories, but because he never gave up he won the highest office of the land.

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Abraham Lincoln