Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hang in there!

It's easy for us to give up on things when we feel we have tried and tried again...Let's look at this man's example:

Failed in business---------------------1831
Defeated for legislature--------------1832
Failed in business again--------------1833
Elected to legislature-----------------1834
Sweetheart died-----------------------1835
Nervous breakdown-------------------1836
Defeated for speaker-----------------1838
Defeated for land officer-------------1843
Defeated for congress----------------1843
Elected to congress-------------------1846
Defeated for re-election--------------1848
Defeated for senate-------------------1855
Defeated for vice president----------1856
Defeated for senate-------------------1858
Elected President----------------------1860

That was Mr. Abraham Lincoln...imagine what would have happened to him if he gave up?

The lesson: Keep on trucking folks. It may be that one leap of faith that makes everything OK.

"Leap and a net will catch you."
~can't remember so its unknown

oh and another that Bob Proctor shared when I saw him lecture in Toronto springs to mind,

"If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much room."

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