Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I was posting a comment to someone here on Spark People and remembered a quote that I had read and found it in a book. So, I wanted to share it and some of my thoughts on it.
Lincoln's road to the white house:
Failed in business in 1831
Defeated for legislature in 1832
Second failure in business in 1833
Suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836
Defeated for speaker in 1838
Defeated for elector in 1840
Defeated for Congress in 1843
Defeated for Senate in 1855
Defeated for Vice President in 1856
Defeated for Senate in 1858
Elected president in 1860
The Complete Book of Sensible Sayings and Wacky Wit by Vern McLellan
I think this is a good example of the value of never giving up. If you over eat one day, dust yourself off and try again. If you miss your exercise session, dust yourself off and try again.