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Abe Lincoln on Failure

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I was reading late into the night last night a chapter that talked about Abraham Lincoln (former president of USA) and all the failure that preceded his presidency.  I could bore you with all the details, but what I was mostly inspired about was year in, year out, the amount of times that he failed, was defeated, was told no way will you ever be president!

 It totally inspired and spun me out! We are talking about decades of defeat, not just years. He keep stepping up to plate and kept on failing, yet he continued to put his dream out there.  How often do we give up after one NO, after one decline, after one word of discouragement? I don’t want to be someone who is naively pursuing dreams in life that are truly unattainable. Yet I also do not want to be someone who quits after a few set backs that try to take the wind out of my sails. There are areas of my life where I have seen failure, where I have had set back after set back, yet I am determined to press on towards the goal and the prize. Failure is not something to be ashamed of. It is definitely something that we should not ignore and allow the shape of it to define needed change. But it is not the summation of your efforts. It is merely part of the journey. 

Fail brilliantly dear friend, you never know one day you might just make presidency! 



3 thoughts on “Abe Lincoln on Failure

  1. great blog Amp.. love it ..
    i have found that failing to try something is the greatest failure of all.. i think someone wise once wrote.. its is better to have tried and failed than to have failed to try..

  2. Hey Amanda,
    great website, so true about not giving up, even when the odds seem stacked against you – timely advice, thanks hey!
    Happy Birthday too! I hope it all goes really well, I know you will have a brilliant idea that works out.
    Love Simone

  3. ‘never give up’ has been one of my favorite sentence all my life. I like this post because I can really relate to that. Life is a challenge and what makes the difference is how we decide to react.

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