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  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan


Staying Motivated ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) was one of the founders of modern America. He is an iconic figure in the political history of America ranked as one of the country’s greatest presidents. But Lincoln did not get this success by chance. To achieve this success and acclaim, he had to cross untold and uncounted failures. His struggles have been related in a few words below by one of his many biographers.

This man had failed in business in ‘31. He was defeated in politics in ‘32, he failed once again in business in 1834. He had a nervous breakdown in ‘41. In ’43 he hoped to receive his party’s nomination for Congress but didn’t. He ran for Senate and lost in ’55; he was defeated again in ’58. A hopeless lose, some said. But Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860. He knew how to accept defeat—temporarily.

Success always comes only after failures. Victory in this world is only for the one who has the courage to accept defeat. Everything has a price and the acceptance of failure is the true price of success. Those who are not willing to pay this price will never be able to reach the heights of success in this world.

The only secret of success in this world is the acknowledgement and acceptance that failure is only temporary. Never lose courage in your capacity of converting failure into success

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