Abraham Lincoln: A Brief Though AMAZING Lesson in Business & Professional Perseverance.
The following facts are often used as a motivational tool for those in the world of business. The following is a professional account of Abraham Lincoln’s life:
1831: Began his own business: Failed
1832: Ran for Illinois State Legislature: Lost
1833: Went into business; it ended in Bankruptcy
1834: Ran for Illinois State Legislature: Won
1835: Got engaged; his fiancee died before the wedding
1836: Suffered a nervous breakdown and remained bed-ridden for six months. Defeated in re-election bid for Illinois State Legislature.
1838: Ran for Speaker of the Illinois State Legislature: Lost
184o: Ran for Illinois State House: Lost
1843: Ran for US Congress: Lost
1846: Again ran for US Congress: Won
1848: Ran for re-election to US Congress: Lost
1849: Ran for the elected-position of Illinois Land Officer: Lost
1854: Ran for US Senate: Lost
1856: Seeks his party’s Vice-Presidential nomination: Lost
1858: Ran for US Senate: Lost
1860: Runs for US President: WINS!!!!
Image credits:White House: lincolndouglassquincydebate; Success/Perseverance: JTface at flickr