Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

He was born into poverty, faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered nervous breakdown.

He could have quit many times,but he never did . He struggled hard each time he failed and went on to become one of the greatest Presidents of United State. He is none other than Abraham Lincoln.

Here is a brief description of his never ending struggle to White house.

*1816 His family was forced out of their house. He had to work to support them.
*1818 His mother died.
*1831 He failed in business.
*1832 Lost the election for state legislature.
*1832 Also lost his job. He wanted to attend law school,but couldn't get in.
*1833 He borrowed money from his friend to start his new venture. By the end of that year he was bankrupt.He spent next 17yrs in paying back the debt.
*1834 Once again contested for state legislature and won it.
*1835 Was engaged to be married, however fiancee died and his heart was broken.
*1836 Had a nervous breakdown and was in bed for next 6 months.
*1838 He sought to become speaker of state legislature and was defeated.
*1840 Wanted to become elector and once again defeated.
*1843 Contested for congress and was defeated.
*1846 Contested for congress again and won.
*1848 Contested for re-election and was defeated.
*1849 Applied for job of land officer in his hometown and was rejected.
*1854 Contested for Senate and was defeated.
*1856 Contested for Vice president for his party and got less than 100 votes.
*1858 Contested again for Senate and was defeated.
*1860 He was elected President of USA.

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