Abraham Lincoln was born 1902 and when he was 9 years old, his mother died. He received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his lifetime. When he grew up, he joined politics and lost eight elections, failed in business many times, and suffered a nervous breakdown. He could have quit many times, but he didn’t. Instead, after each defeat he would pick himself up and press forward until he achieved his aspirations. He had 12 major failures before he was elected the 16th President of the United States of America.
The story of Abraham Lincoln persistance is really compelling. He faced countless defeats in his lifetime but never gave up on his dreams.