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A Lesson in Persistence When the Going Gets Tough

November 3, 2017

 

Sometimes you have to be the team’s top motivator and hey, projects are hard.  Sometimes the going gets rough, and people need to be reminded that greatness is only possible when they keep going.  

 

Here is a lesson in persistence…feel free to share with your team members who need it…

 

“He failed in business in ’31.

He was defeated for state legislator in ’32.

He started another business in ’33.  It failed.

His fiancée died in ’35.

He had a nervous breakdown in ’36.

In ’43 he ran for Congress and was defeated.

He tried again in ’48 and was defeated again.

He tried running for the Senate in ’55.  He lost.

The next year he ran for Vice President and lost.

In ’58 he ran for the Senate again and was defeated again.

Finally, in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th president of the United States.”  

 

“Those who envision greatness, usually achieve it.”

 

Thanks to Byrd Baggett for Dare to Soar: Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude.  

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