Looking back on history, we see our nation’s 16th President as a man of conviction who waged a war over the issue of slavery and ultimately paid for it with his life.

But the seeds of his character were planted years before. In the evenings as a child when he studied by the fire and learned to read the Bible. When he continued to educate himself and read whenever he had the chance. When he ran for public office … and lost. When he decided to run again. When he was eventually elected President and seven states decided they didn’t want to be a part of the country anymore. When he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. When over 600,000 lives were lost on the battlefield.

Abraham Lincoln didn’t let failure stop him from pursuing his dreams nor let opposition change the essence of WHO he was at the core.

What about you? Have you let failure stop you from pursuing your dreams? Have you changed your beliefs in the face of opposition?

Friday Focus – Abraham Lincoln
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2 thoughts on “Friday Focus – Abraham Lincoln

  • January 15, 2010 at 6:46 am

    >Very interesting post! Especially when you stop and think about all the problems he encountered. A good reminder to stick to your beliefs. 🙂

  • January 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    >Hi Candee –

    Thanks for the inspiring post.


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