21 novembro 2013

Lição de persistência

A common list of the failures of Abraham Lincoln (along with a few successes) is:

•1831 - Lost his job (failure)

•1832 - Defeated in run for Illinois State Legislature (failure)

•1833 - Failed in business (failure)

•1834 - Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)

•1835 - Sweetheart died (failure)

•1836 - Had nervous breakdown (failure)

•1838 - Defeated in run for Illinois House Speaker (failure)

•1843 - Defeated in run for nomination for U.S. Congress (failure)

•1846 - Elected to Congress (success)

•1848 - Lost re-nomination (failure)

•1849 - Rejected for land officer position (failure)

•1854 - Defeated in run for U.S. Senate (failure)

•1856 - Defeated in run for nomination for Vice President (failure)

•1858 - Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate (failure)

•1860 - Elected President (success)

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