Will you reach your career goals?

Different people have different career goals. Some go for realistic goals and pursue them relentlessly while others get sidetracked or discouraged easily and decide to just drop out of the race. When you feel down or unmotivated, you can read about the life of successful people and take inspiration from there. Here is the story of one famous personality which you will learn soon enough that setbacks are just little bumps on the road to success. Can you guess who this personality was?

1832 – lost his job

1833 – failed in business

1835 – his sweetheart died

1836 – suffered from nervous breakdown

1843 – lost his Congressional bid

1846 – elected to Congress

1848 – lost his nomination for Congress

1854 – lost his bid for the Senate

1856 – lost nomination for Vice President

1858 – defeated for Senate

1860 – elected President

The setbacks encouraged this person to persevere and achieve his goals. Instead of giving up, he found strength from the challenges that came along his way. His name? ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Are you strong enough to pursue your career goals? Do you have the determination to finish your distance learning course until you get your diploma? If your answer is yes, then focus on your goal and be the best that you can be!

You too can overcome any setbacks.

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Gladys Mae


Gladys Mae serves as the General Manager and Head of Student Services at the International Career Institute. Gladys holds a degree in Mass Communication - Broadcast Media from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. She joined ICI in 2010 and has over the past 12 years been instrumental in providing leadership and guidance to staff and students alike. Prior to joining ICI Gladys led a multifaceted career with key roles in the banking and business process outsourcing industries.