In today’s economy, many real estate professionals are considering leaving the industry and move on with their lives. However, no one has ever reached success before facing numerous and very difficult challenges and if we quit we will never know what the future could’ve been like.
Just in case you know someone thinking about quitting, please share this message with them.
In 1816 his family was forced out of their home. Still a child he had to work to help support them.
- In 1818 his mother died.
- In 1831 failed in business.
- In 1832 ran for state legislature – lost.
- In 1832 also lost his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.
- In 1833 borrowed money from a friend to start a business, by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.
- In 1834 ran for state legislature again – won.
- In 1835 was engaged to be married, his fiancée died and he was heartbroken.
- In 1836 had a total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months.
- In 1838 sought to become speaker of the state legislature – defeated.
- In 1840 sought to become elector – defeated.
- In 1843 ran for Congress – lost.
- In 1846 ran for Congress again – this time he won – went to Washington and did a good job.
- In 1848 ran for re-election to Congress – lost.
- In 1849 sought the job of land officer in his home state – rejected.
- In 1854 ran for Senate of the United States – lost.
- In 1856 sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention – got less than 100 votes.
- In 1858 ran for U.S. Senate again – again he lost.
- In 1860 Elected President of the United States.
- In 2009 we celebrate his Bicentennial, his name: Abraham Lincoln.
Never, ever quit. You were born for greatness.