As this is Presidents’ week, I wanted to re-share this post. It’s a wonderful reminder of the power of confidence and perseverance:
“He failed in business in ’31.
He was defeated for state legislator in ’32.
He tried another business in ’33. It failed.
His fiancée died in ’35.
He had a nervous breakdown in ’36.
In ’43 he ran for congress and was defeated.
He tried again in ’48 and was defeated again.
He tried running for the Senate in ’55. He lost.
The next year he ran for Vice President and lost.
In ’59 he ran for the Senate again and was defeated.
In 1860, the man who signed his name A. Lincoln, was elected the 16th President of the United States.
The difference between history’s boldest accomplishments and its most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to persevere.”
Everyone—everywhere—fails. Many fail often. No one succeeds all the time.
However, you gain confidence when you persevere. When you are determined enough to go forward, take risks, and get back up when you don’t succeed.
If you have any doubt—just remember Honest Abe!
I hope he inspires you to persevere in your life and your career!
Copyright 2016 Michelle Kerrigan