Sunday, 16 February 2014


“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing”.
 Abraham Lincoln.

Imagine you are engaged to be married. The wedding is just weeks away. All the preparations have been made, everything has been bought, and all the invitations have gone out. Your anticipation and excitement are at a fever pitch. And then all of a sudden your fiancée dies. What would you do? That’s an experience that makes a person want to quit or give up in life.
This actually is a true story; a man was engaged to be married to a very lovely young woman. All the wedding preparations were in place, and everything was in order; they were simply waiting for the wedding day to arrive. Then in a matter of days, the fiancée suddenly took sick and died. The grieving groom went through severe depression. He even considered suicide, he felt ashamed. How was he going to face his friends and family? How could he emerge from such tragedy?
He almost didn’t. His emotional depression became so severe that he was placed in an insane asylum where he received treatment. After few weeks, he began to come around and after two months was released, having come back from the brink. He buried his sweetheart and went on with his life. Eventually he married and raised a family. This man is ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
But he never left the valley of misfortunes, he had four sons; Robert, Edward, Willie and Thomas. His second son Edward died as a result of tuberculosis. At the age 12, Willie the third son also passed away. At the age of 18, the last born Thomas died of a heart failure.
He has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as the greatest president of America.  Abraham Lincoln led America through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis, the American Civil War. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the national government and modernized the economy. He was a great lawyer, and the only president of America with a patent.
His life has cancelled every excuse you may have for not pursuing your dreams. He was born in a poor family, never had any formal education, he was neither extremely handsome nor had any extraordinary physical features. His mother died at the age of 9 and grew up with a step mother.  He was broken-hearted, and many times in his life he was all alone and all by himself. Politically, he failed a lot of times; professionally, he lost a lot of legal cases. But he rose to become all he could ever become.
No excuse is a good excuse enough to give up! Please get up! Sit up! Achieve that dream today!