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interesting fact about abraham lincoln

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Steve K

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Jan 9, 2008
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He had to work to support his family after they were forced out of their home.
His mother died. 1818
Failed in business.
Was defeated for legislature.
Lost his job and couldn't get into law school.
Declared bankruptcy, and spent the next 17 years of his life paying off the money he borrowed from friends to start his business. 1833
Was defeated for legislature again. 1834
Was engaged to be married, but his sweetheart died and his heart was broken. 1835 Had a nervous breakdown and spent the next six months in bed. 1836 Was defeated in becoming the speaker of the state legislature. 1838 Was defeated in becoming elector. 1840 Was defeated for Congress 1843
Was defeated for Congress.
Was defeated for Congress again.
Was rejected for the job of Land Officer in his home state.
Was defeated for Senate. 1854
Was defeated for Vice-President -- got less than 100 votes.
Was defeated for Senate for the third time. 1858
Was elected President of the United States. 1860

Are you a little bit discouraged right now because you have tried and tried and still haven't achieved your dreams?

If so, please don't be. Worthwhile goals and aspirations will always take time to accomplish.
It took Abraham Lincoln 30 years to achieve his dream of becoming the President of the United States.

Although he faced countless insurmountable obstacles, he did not give up. He didn't quit.

While it may seem impossible for you to overcome your current challenges or problems, promise yourself that you will NOT give up.
We trust that President's Lincoln's road map to the White House has inspired you to hold onto your dreams when the going gets tough, and to keep working on them until you've turned them into reality.

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