Hello, and welcome to the Leadership Done Right Podcast, Episode 66: How to be Resilient When the Going Gets Tough!
Hi friends! To all you that are listening in the United States, I hope you had a great Labor Day Holiday! This week we are going to talk about how to be resilient when the going gets tough. We’ll discuss five points to consider when you are in the middle of challenges and struggling.
Abraham Lincoln’s Resilience
One of my favorite people in history is Abraham Lincoln. He was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Some might hear that he was the president and think he was lucky, overly smart, or just had it easy. That was NOT the case. He had many failures and setbacks before he became the President of the United States. Here’s just a few:
- Lost job
- Defeated for state legislature
- Failed in business
- Sweetheart died
- Had nervous breakdown
- Defeated for Speaker
- Defeated for nomination for Congress
- Lost renomination to Congress
- Rejected for land officer
- Defeated for U.S. Senate
- Defeated for nomination for Vice President
- Again defeated for U.S. Senate
All that happened in the 25 years before he became the president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln continuously had to be resilient to make it through in the face of all those setbacks. [Read more…] about Podcast Episode #66 — How to be Resilient When the Going Gets Tough