Erik Cardenas
Jul 22, 2014 · 1 min read

He FAILED in business in ‘31.

He was DEFEATED for state legislator in ‘32.

He tried another business in ‘33. It FAILED.

His fiance DIED in ‘35.

He had a nervous BREAKDOWN in ‘36.

In ‘43 he ran for congress and was DEFEATED.

He tried again in ‘48 and was DEFEATED again.

He tried running for the senate in ‘55. He LOST.

The next year he ran for vice president and LOST.

In ‘59 he ran for the senate again and was DEFEATED.

In 1860, the man who signed his name A. Lincoln,

was elected the 16th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

The difference between history’s boldest accomplishments, and its most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to perservere.

A special shout out goes to my friend Nicolas. Thanks for showing me this because today I really needed it. Never stop innovating…even when someone craps on your best ideas. -EC

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