Perseverance

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  1. Nevadamedic
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    It’s a RARE PERSON who doesn’t get discouraged. Whether it happens to us or to an associate we’re trying to cheer up, the answer centers around one word. Perseverance.

    The value of courage, persistence, and perseverance has rarely been illustrated more convincingly then in the life story of this man (his age appears in the column on the right):

    - Failed in business 22
    - Ran for Legislature – Defeated 23
    - Again failed in business 24
    - Elected to Legislature 25
    - Sweetheart died 26
    - Had a nervous breakdown 27
    - Defeated for Speaker 29
    - Defeated for Elector 31
    - Defeated for Congress 34
    - Elected to Congress 37
    - Defeated for Congress 39
    - Defeated for Senate 46
    - Defeated for Vice President 47
    - Defeated for Senate 49
    - Elected President of the United States of America 51


    That’s the record of Abraham Lincoln
     
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    You left out failed to uphold the US Constitution rather than go to war over his own personal interpretation of it.:cool:
     
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    Agreed. However, it wasn't just about slavery and secession.
     
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    Intense. Another word often overlooked is Motivation. The ability to motivate yourself and those around you is indelible among persons of success.
     

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