It’s the Daily News and I always start the week off with the Monday motivator. Today’s message stems from information I was reading this time last Monday.
You see, last Monday was President’s Day in the US. (Isn’t it funny how at the same time the US were celebrating and recognizing the leaders of their country, our country was involved in the Days of our Lives drama of Ruddy and Jules).
Anyway, I got reading about former US president Abraham Lincoln and I knew I had to use information about him for a Monday motivator.
Abe was a pretty determined dude. If you take a look at the brief timeline of his life, the lesson you can learn (especially to improve your Kiama Fitness Program) is that – you’re not a failure til you quit trying. Abraham Lincoln had enough reasons to stop trying. But he was determined, he persevered and he is now well remembered for all the right reasons.
1831 – Failed in business
1832 – Defeated in Illinois State Legislature
1833 – Failed in business
1834 – Elected to Illinois State Legislature
1836 – Had a nervous breakdown
1838 – Defeated for Illinois House Speaker
1843 – Defeated for nomination for Congress
1846 – Elected to Congress
1848 – Lost nomination for Congress
1849 – Failed to be appointed as Commissioner
1854 – Defeated for the US Senate
1856 – Defeated for nomination for Vice President
1858 – Defeated for the US Senate again
1860 – Elected as the 16th, probably the most recognized and widely regarded at greatest ever US President
“To remain as I am is impossible; I must either die or be better.” Abraham Lincoln
Just keep trying.
Don’t give in.
You will get there.