Words of wisdom

Students General Students


I got this in an e-mail today:

TAKE THIS EXAMPLE TO HEART: I know of no better way to illustrate the


>of courage, persistence and perseverance than by giving you a quick

>overview of one man's life.


>Age 22: Failed in business.

>Age 23: Ran for legislature and was defeated.

>Age 24: Again failed in business.

>Age 25: Elected to legislature.

>Age 26: Sweetheart died.

>Age 27: Had a nervous breakdown.

>Age 29: Defeated for Speaker.

>Age 31: Defeated for Elector.

>Age 34: Defeated for Congress.

>Age 37: Elected to Congress.

>Age 39: Defeated for Congress.

>Age 46: Defeated for Senate.

>Age 47: Defeated for nomination of Vice President.

>Age 49: Defeated for Senate.

>Age 51: Elected President of the United States.


>That's the record of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's deep conviction that


>had given him a commission to fulfill accounted for his deep humility


>ability to push on in the face of difficulties and failures that would


>discouraged most people.


>No matter what difficulty you are facing today, I want to encourage

you to

>persevere. Hold on and never, ever give up! As long as you are headed


>the right direction, even the baby steps count.



Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

Saw this before but interesting re-read.


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