List of Abraham Lincoln’s failures (along with a few successes):

  • 1816 - His family was forced out of their home and he had to work to support them at (He was 7 years old)
  • 1818 - His mother died (He was 9 years old)
  • 1831 - Lost his job
  • 1832 - Defeated in run for Illinois State Legislature
  • 1833 - Failed in business
  • 1834 - Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)
  • 1835 - Sweetheart died
  • 1836 - Had nervous breakdown and was in bed for 6 months
  • 1838 - Defeated in run for Illinois House Speaker
  • 1843 - Defeated in run for nomination for U.S. Congress
  • 1846 - Elected to Congress (success)
  • 1848 - Lost re-nomination
  • 1849 - Rejected for land officer position
  • 1854 - Defeated in run for U.S. Senate
  • 1856 - Defeated in run for nomination for Vice President
  • 1858 - Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate
  • 1860 - Elected President (success)

And he went on to be arguably the best president we’ve ever had and an incredibly noble man.

Tell me again why you can’t do something?

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