We’ve all had challenging situations that leave us feeling tired or discouraged. Here is something neat to ponder during those times. Take a look at this report and reflect on this man’s record of failure. It is a testament to how humans can learn and grow and win despite the losses and defeats.
Failed in business———————1831
Defeated for legislature————–1832
Failed in business again————–1833
Elected to legislature—————–1834
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
Who was he? Abraham Lincoln.
He picked himself up no matter what and kept on going after his dream. He educated himself and did whatever it took to keep moving in the direction of his passions.
If you reflect back on your life, you can find patterns of the times you grew the most. Many of those times were probably a result of some kind of previous ‘failure,’ maybe even a series of them. Each failure is a learning experience.
With this in mind, choose the one thing that may not be going exactly as you wish right now and do one thing to move you closer to achieving the result you want. And remember, life is about learning and growing.