You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it

The next time you think about quitting because you've already tried and failed, read this story
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Characters team Feb 21. 2016
by Characters team

When he was seven years old, his family was forced out of their home and off their farm. Like other boys his agem he was expected to work to help support the family.
When he was nine, his mother died.
At the age of 22, the company he worked for went bankrupt and he lost his job.
At 23, he ran for state legislature in a field of 13 candidates. He came in eighth.
At 24, he borrowed money to start a business with a friend. By the end of the year,
the business failed. The local sheriff seized his possessions to pay of the debt. 
His partner soon died, penniless, and he assumed his partner’s share of debt as well.
He spent the next several years of his life paying off.
At 25, he ran for state legislature again. This time won.
At 26, he was engaged to be married. But his fiancée died before the wedding.
The next year he plunged into a depression and suffered a nervous breakdown.
At 29, he sought to become the speaker of the state legislature. He was defeated.
At 34, he campaigned for a U.S. congressional seat, representing his district. He lost.
At 35, he ran for Congress again. This time he won. He went to Washington and did good job.
At 39, when his term ended, he was out of a job again. There was a one-term-limit rule in his party.
At 40, he tried to get a job as a commissioner of the General Land Office. He was rejected.
At 45, he campaigned for the U.S. Sonate, representing his state. He lost by six electoral votes.
At 47, he was one of the contenders for the vice-presidential nomination at his party’s national convention. He lost.
At 49, he ran for the same U.S. Senate seat a second time. And for the second time, he lost.
Two years later, at the age of 51,
after a lifetime of failure, disappointment, and loss (and still relatively uknown outside of his home state of Illinois,

Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth president of the United States.

Source : Lead with a story, Paul Smith
photography: Lincoln movie
title: M. Thacher.
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