In honor of ol’ Abe today (who shares a Birthday with my hubby BTW), I thought we should take a lesson from his life.
At some point, you’ve probably seen this list of Lincoln’s Failures:
Lost job, 1832
Defeated for legislature, 1832
Failed in business, 1833
Elected to legislature, 1834
Sweetheart (Ann Rutledge) died, 1835
Had nervous breakdown, 1836
Defeated for Speaker, 1838
Defeated for nomination for Congress, 1843
Elected to Congress, 1846
Lost renomination, 1848
Rejected for Land Officer, 1849
Defeated for Senate, 1854
Defeated for nomination for Vice-President, 1856
Again defeated for Senate, 1858
Elected President, 1860
Feeling a bit better about my week already!
It just goes to show you that no matter what setbacks we may face, excellence and the power to change ourselves, our environment and our world, is within our reach.