Most people never succeed because they give up too soon. Is there a dream you’ve always had that you’ve given up on? … Great people are simply ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination. Successful people just don’t know how to quit. Abraham Lincoln was probably America’s greatest president. He lost more times than he won. If you ask any school kid who Abraham Lincoln is, you’ll hear plenty of answers. You won’t hear anything about his defeats, his failures, his lost elections or his embarrassing rejections. You just hear about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, and that he saved the Union.
from Rick Warren