2/18/13 On President’s Day, as lawyers, what can we learn from these leaders?….Our friend Lincoln taught us to never give up. My gosh, he was defeated so many times before he became president and yet knew his destiny was to lead the nation in a time of real peril. He knew to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. He found satisfaction in following one path and we can learn from that.
Washington, on the other hand, knew when to quit. He felt the nation was better lead by others after he got it going. He, like Lincoln, had a call to leadership and when he decided he had done enough he left it to others. He looked to his personel well being and gave it priority. We need to do this also in our lives.
Now, I’m no historian(only in my book club) but these are the lessons I take away today on this President’s Day.