The sky has yet to fall.
Such is the thinking of one young man some time ago, when he lost his job at 22 years of age. That didn’t stop him from running for Illinois State Legislature one year later, which he lost. At 25, he reset as an entrepreneur in New Salem, Illinois. His business failed less than a year later, forcing him to pay off its bad debt. The following year, his sweetheart died of typhoid, leaving him depressed.
Despite all that, Lincoln forged ahead as a young member of the Illinois State Legislature, then as a successful lawyer, and later as a reluctant candidate for the U.S. presidency, which he won at age 51.
Abraham Lincoln’s early life, to be true, stunk. Unemployment, debt, failure, death, and depression just to name a few.