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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Journey With Abraham Lincoln

For movie fans, this is the seasons for different awards. The Golden Globes just passed, the Oscars are around the corner.

I have to say that last year, I did not have enough time to go to watch movies (except on DVDs), but one movie cought my attention. It is a movie about President Abraham Lincoln.

In my opinion, his is one of, if not, the greatest US Presidents. He is most known for his decision to abolish slavery, but his journey is simply oustanding, not for only for his accomplishments, but mainly his ability to overcome adversity.

Check this out:

 1832: Lost job. Defeated for state legislature

 1833: Failed in business

 1835: Sweetheart died

 1836: Had nervous breakdown

 1838: Defeated for Speaker

 1843: Defeated for nomination for Congress

 1848: Lost renomination

 1849: Rejected for land officer

 1854: Defeated for U.S. Senate

 1856: Defeated for nomination for Vice President

 1858: Again defeated for U.S. Senate

 1860: Elected President

If my math is correct, it took him 28 years of failures to become president!! Are you kidding me!!?? Is that persistence or what?

After reading all the above, my question was: what's my excuse?

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