In these troubled economic times, I find myself turning for hope to people who have persevered under tremendous pressure. In the dark days of 1941, Winston Churchill returned to Harrow, his exclusive prep school, and told the students, “Never give in, never give in, never give in.” And, of course, neither he nor the British ever did.
Think, too, of Abraham Lincoln. Born into poverty, he failed twice in business, suffered a nervous breakdown and lost eight elections during his political career. He persevered and went on to become one of our most revered presidents.
If Lincoln and Churchill were able to survive trying times, so will we.