Portrait of an Achiever
1831 He Failed in Business – Bankruptcy.
1832 Defeated for Legislature.
1834 Failed in Business again – Bankruptcy.
1835 Sweetheart and Fiancee died.
1836 Nervous Breakdown.
1838 Defeated in an Election.
1843 Defeated for U.S. Congress.
1846 Defeated again for U.S. Congress.
1848 Defeated once again for U.S. Congress.
1855 Defeated for U.S. Senate.
1856 Defeated for U.S. Vice President.
1858 Defeated again for U.S. Senate.
1860 Elected President of the United States.
… Abraham Lincoln
You cannot fail…UNLESS you quit!