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The Man Who Never Gave Up…

The Man Who Never Gave Up…

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Naked Leader Week 1063 – Monday 4 March 2024

The Man Who Never Gave Up 

Exactly 163 years ago today, on Monday 4th March 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States. This was his true, persistent and challenging journey…

He had to work to support his family after they were forced out of their home.  1816
His mother died.  1818
Failed in business. 1831
Defeated for State Legislature.  1832
Lost his job and couldn’t get into law school.  1832
Declared bankrupt and spent the next 17 years of his life paying off the money he borrowed from friends to start his business.  1833
Defeated for State Legislature again.  1834
Engaged to be married, but his sweetheart died and his heart was broken.  1835 
Had a nervous breakdown, spent next 6 months in bed.  1836 
Defeated for speaker of the State Legislature.  1838
Defeated in becoming Elector.  1840
Defeated for Congress.  1843
Defeated for Congress.  1846 
Defeated for Congress.  1848
Rejected for job of Land Officer in his home state.  1849 
Defeated for Senate.  1854
Defeated for Vice-President – got less than 100 votes.  1856 
Defeated for Senate for the third time.  1858
Was elected President of the United States, and saved the Union.  1860

Reminds me – #nevergiveup

With my love and best wishes to you all



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