7 Life Lessons From Honest Abe

I’ve always greatly respected Abraham Lincoln for having the wisdom to guide our turbulent country through civil war, and dumblittleman.com reminds us that his wisdom extended well beyond his political office.

1.  Preparation is key for success…
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”

2.  Hustle…
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

3.  Believe that greatness is possible…
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

4.  Become worthy of a good repuation…

“Reputation is like fine china, once broken it’s very hard to repair.”

5.  Give it all you’ve got
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

6.  Look at the bright side…
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

7.  Constantly improve yourself…
“The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can…”

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