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Lincoln Leadership Lessons


Lincoln Leadership Lessons 

Every Success Story is also a story of great Failures
This was a man who failed in business at the age of 21,
Was defeated in a legislative race at 22,
Failed again in business at 24,
Overcame a death of his sweet heart at 26,
Had a nervous breakdown at 27,
Lost a congressional race at 34,
Lost a senatorial race at 45,
Failed in an effort to become vice president at 47,
Lost a senatorial race at 49,
And was elected as the president of
United States of America at 52,

This was Abraham Lincoln…

Would you call him a failure ?
He could have quit, But to Lincoln –
Defeat was a detour, and not a dead end.
                                  

The next time you find disappointment and failure staring you in the face, think of Lincoln. In fact, think like him. His life and his words of wisdom could be excellent allies as you prepare to embark on your journey to greatness.

1.   ‘I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.’ We all tend to worry about our inadequacies. We are concerned that we are not good enough. The trick is to focus not on how good you are, but on getting better. It is a good idea to ensure that you are moving towards your goal at all times. You may make slow progress but make sure you re making progress at all times.

2.   ‘I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.’ Someone once said that the luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. If you sometimes feel that Lady Luck is not smiling on you, may be it’s because you are not preparing hard enough. The opportunity is there, but you are not quite ready to grab it. Don’t let that happen. Work hard. Your time will come.

3.   ‘Whatever you are, be a good one.’ Your dream must not merely focus on becoming something – but on being good at whatever you choose to do. Whether you are a salesman or a software programmer, be a good one! Too often, we spend all our waking hours dreaming of being someone else or doing something else. Whatever you do, do it well.

4.   ‘I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.’ Learning is never-ending. Stay focused on learning new skills, new tricks. You probably are busy pouring over word lists and learning the meanings of new words as you prepare for an entrance exam. The exam will come and go, but the habit should stay forever. Remain curious about learning new words and expanding your vocabulary. It’s not about the words- it’s about the habit of learning.  


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Principles of Success

Principles of Success

Ø Develop definiteness of Purpose
Ø Establish Mastermind Alliance
Ø Assemble an attractive Personality
Ø Use Applied Faith
Ø Go the Extra mile
Ø Create Personal Initiative
Ø Build a Positive Mental Attitude
Ø Control your Enthusiasm
Ø Enforce Self Discipline
Ø Think Accurately
Ø Control your Attention
Ø Inspire Team Work
Ø Learn from Adversity and Defeats
Ø Cultivate Creative Vision
Ø Maintain Sound Health
Ø Budget your Time and Money
Ø Use Cosmic Habit Force


Definite Purpose of Life:

One should have a high desirable, outstanding goal and keep it ever before you. You can have many non-conflicting goals, which help you to reach your major definite purpose of life. It is advisable to have immediate, intermediate, and distant objectives. Identify your desire with a definite plan for carrying out and achieving your objectives. Put your plan into action at once.

Act Now:

The meaning of life is action. You are known by your actions. You are remembered by your actions. The generations today know Gandhi as a man of peace, Einstein as a man of science, Henry Ford as a man who built a huge fortune. When we remember a man, it is the picture of his actions that come to our mind.


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