Do you remember that person who gave up on his dream? You barely remember such a person. It’s not just you who can’t remember, so is everyone. No one wants to remember failures.
The truth however is that there’s no one on the road of success who never threaded the path of failure and the reality is that they were all alone while on the path of failure and only came to limelight when they came on the success road. They are not remembered for failing, they are only remembered for succeeding against all odds.
At age 22, his business failed. The next year he ran for legislature and lost. So he started another business, which also failed. At 25 he ran for legislature again, this time he won. His girlfriend passed away the next year, leading to a decline in his mental health. Ultimately he had a nervous breakdown. Upon recovering he ran for 3 more elected offices, and was defeated each time. At 37 he was finally elected to Congress. Two years later he ran for Senate and lost. The next hear he was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate, and lost. At 49 he ran for Senate and lost. Finally, at age 51, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States.
Henry Ford said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently”. Winston Churchill said, “Success is the ability to go from failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”. If only you know how close you are to success, you wouldn’t even think of giving up.