: Never Give Up

03-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Never Give Up

"More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin."

There once was a man in our recent history who had tremendous challenges and adversity in his life. From the description below, can you guess who this person is?

He failed in business.
He was defeated for state legislator.
He tried another business. It failed.
His fiance died.
He had a nervous breakdown.
He ran for Congress and was defeated.
He tried again and was defeated again.
He tried running for the Senate. He lost.
The next year he ran for Vice President and lost.
He ran for the Senate again and was defeated.

And then the man, who signed his name A. Lincoln,
was elected as the 16th President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln obviously did not allow defeat to become permanent. He not only knew how to start but how not to quit.

The legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi, is given credit for saying, "The difference between winning and losing is quitting!"

We are living in times that can cause even the strongest at times to think about giving up. We can become trapped in our limited choices and
fail to see opportunities that surround us.

(When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on)
~Thomas Jefferson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
~ Dale Carnegie

03-04-2009, 08:03 AM
Rahal, thank you for the good topic

03-09-2009, 03:33 PM
so n!ce
keep it up rahal