You can never fall too many
1961 – A
young man's family was forced out of their home, and he had to go to work to
support them. Not long after, he lost his mother.
1931 – He
failed in business.
1932 – He ran
for the legislature in Illinois, and was badly swamped.
1932 – He
lost his job, tried gaining admission into law school, but couldn't get in.
1933 – He
borrowed money from an old friend to start up a business, by the end of that
year, the business failed and he spent seventeen years of his life paying up
the debts of a worthless partner.
1934 – Then
he ran for state legislature again and this time, he won.
1935 – He was
in love with a beautiful young woman to whom he became engaged – then she died.
His heart was broken.
1936 – He had
a nervous breakdown and was bedridden for several months.
1938 – Then
he sought to become speaker of the state legislature and was defeated.
1940 – He
sought to become elector; was defeated.
1943 – He ran
for congress, and was badly defeated.
1946 – He ran
for congress again; this time he won. He went to Washington and did a good job.
1948 – Ran
for re-election to congress and lost.
1949 – He
then tried to get an appointment to the state Land Office – but failed.
1954 – He became
candidate for the United States Senate – and was badly defeated.
1956 – Two
years later he sought the vice presidential nomination at his party's national
convention and lost, with less than 100 votes.
1958 – He ran
for U.S. senate again and lost.
1960 – He was
elected President of the United States of America.
after another – bad failures – great setbacks; but in the face of all this, he
kept on trying and became one of the greatest men in all history.
Perhaps, you’ve heard of him. His name was Abraham