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Increase Your Abe-ility

Former President Spent Life Persevering

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  • Exactly what I needed to hear today. My confidence has been flagging lately, and the questions at the end of each point are really good ones to ask myself.

    Thanks for this! - 12/11/2014 11:42:06 AM
  • MFC2013
    This was a really inspiring article. It was just what I needed today! Thanks so much! - 10/25/2013 11:03:32 AM
  • Lincoln is my favorite historical person and really an inspiration. Great article! - 6/29/2013 4:16:05 PM
  • Reading about someone else's setbacks that they walked away from is inspiring. Great to see people achieve their goals no matter what. - 6/29/2013 9:23:07 AM
  • Just what I needed to read today. - 7/20/2012 9:37:17 PM
  • truly someone to aspire to - 1/7/2012 8:00:52 PM
  • What a story to remember. :) He was truly a good man who never gave up!
    - 6/20/2011 11:26:01 AM
  • I enjoyed this article. Abraham Lincoln is a great role model for us all. - 1/24/2011 2:59:44 PM
  • Always love your articles, Mike. This one was no exception! What a great man Abraham Lincoln was. Inspiring!
    Jan - 12/25/2010 10:48:14 AM
  • Thank you for the article. Lincoln's story has a lot of inspiration for all of us. - 12/25/2010 8:30:08 AM
  • CANDIASCAN
    Excellent article..I believe that for those that have truly studied Lincoln, you would know that religion was a cornerstone of his character, however, having not studies him myself, I enjoyed just reading about the struggles that he dealt with that we all struggle with regardless of our religious affiliations or lack thereof. This is certainly an article that speaks to you about pushing past your difficulties, weight related or otherwise! Thanks for this, I will print it for future reading - 10/27/2010 2:25:58 PM
  • You nailed it, ETHNOSTUDENT--Lincoln would be appalled. To talk about Lincoln and leave out his faith is like talking about a whole different person than who Lincoln was. He never seemed to have any difficulty giving his thanks to God, including the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday just for that purpose. How has this nation sunk so low? - 10/7/2010 9:04:02 AM
  • J-HALL
    I highly recommend reading "Lincoln's Melancholy: How depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness" by Joshua Wolf Shenk. Based on detailed research, Shenk shows how Lincoln suffered from chronic depression, and ultimately chose to consciously shift his goal away from personal contentment (which he realized he could not attain) and toward universal justice. Compelling and readable, it showed me that Lincoln was even more extraordinary than I knew. - 8/23/2010 5:11:08 PM
  • You leave out what I think was a major reason why Lincoln was able to persevere - he had a strong faith in God. - 8/13/2010 10:18:56 AM
  • This article reminds us once again that no matter how bad things seem in our lives, someone has always had worse. It is good to also be reminded that we should never give up and let setbacks convince us to give up our dreams. - 7/28/2010 7:39:36 PM

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