Striving for Success. Lessons from Lincoln!

February 24th, 2023

We can all learn through these simple messages!


Today’s post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc

I was reading an article on Fox News the other day titled Lincoln’s advice for success still rings true today by John Cribb. Being a big fan of Lincoln, I knew the message would be simple but profound. So, here’s a couple of the messages.

  1. Lincoln learned early the value of work. He wrote that his father put an ax into his hands when he was 8.
  2. He worked hard at whatever he put mind his to. As a budding politician, he tromped from farmhouse to farmhouse looking for votes. 
  3. A young schoolteacher once wrote to him asking for advice. “Work, work, work is the main thing,” Lincoln wrote back.
  4. “Upon the subject of education,” he once wrote, “I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” 
  5. “My best friend is a man who can get me a book,” he said, and he would walk miles through the Indiana woods to lay his hands on one.

So, let’s see, start early, work hard, focus on improving your skills regardless of what it takes. Be a student and enhance your learning through reading. While this is a summary, the messages ring true today. I often heard these from my dad. Not sure if he was a Lincoln fan, but I am.

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