Abraham Lincoln failed in business at the age of 21. He overcame the death of his sweetheart at the age of 26. He had a nervous breakdown at the age of 27. He lost congressional race at the age of 34 and lost a senatorial race at the age of 49. at last he was elected as the president of the United States at age 52. Eventhough he faced many hardships and problems he didn't give up , instead he kept on trying. To Lincoln defeat was detour but not a dead end.