True success is measured by the feeling of knowing we have done a job well and have achieved our objective, Success is not measured by our position in life but by the obstacles we overcame to get there.
Let me share a famous life history with you. This was a man who failed in business at the age of 21; was defeated in a legislative race at age of 22; failed again in business at age of 24; lost his sweetheart at the age of 26; had a nervous breakdown at age of 27; lost a congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age of 45; failed in an effort to become vice-president at age of 47; lost a senatorial race again at age of 49; and was elected president of the United States at age of 52. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Would you call Lincoln a failure? He could have quit, hung his head in shame, and gone back to his law practice. But to Lincoln, defeat was a detour, not a dead end.