JAMANI VIJANA WENZANGU KATIKA KIPIGANA NA MAISHA UNAISHI VP AU UNAFIGHT TU BILA DIRECTION ? WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL (somebody to be copied) TUSHEE HII STORY YA ROLE MODEL WANGUAbraham Lincoln on Success and Failure 22Nov "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." – Abraham Lincoln Failure can either break us or make us. Those broken by failure are haunted by unpleasant memories. These memories are like shadows that lurk in front, behind, beside, beneath and above. It is also a cage that traps the mind, preventing it to entertain possibilities of freedom and success. They are convinced that they cannot do it; therefore, they will not try. For those that failure could not break are those who became made "men." Failure to them is not a ghost, but a friend who taught them well. It is also a stepping stone to wisdom. These men and women are convinced that true failure only happens when one gives up. History has been kind to President Abraham Lincoln. He has been painted as probably the greatest president of the United States of America. It is the good thing that history also recorded his failures. It reflected his frail humanity but also showed his attitude of never giving up. These failures could not stop him, he kept moving forward. The following is a short list of his ups and downs and ups. *1831 – Failed in business 1832 – Defeated for legislature 1833 – Again failed in business 1834 – Elected to legislature 1835 – Sweetheart died 1836 – Had a nervous breakdown 1838 – Defeated for speaker 1840 – Defeated for elector 1843 – Defeated for Congress 1846 – Elected for Congress 1848 – Defeated for Congress 1855 – Defeated for Senate 1856 – Defeated for Vice-President 1858 – Defeated for Senate 1860 – ELECTED PRESIDENT He experienced defeat more than twice, but that did not mean he was a failure. Remember, that failures are only permanent if we stop trying. I believe the only real failure is the failure not to move on. --------------------------------the only way to deal with failure is to learn from it and move on-------------------------------- Do we really believe that genius is simply born rather than formed?