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Abraham Lincoln challenges people to set their 'happiness limit' higher

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Did you know you have in “happiness limit”? According to the 16th President of the United States not only do you have happiness limit you are in control of where it is set.

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“People are just as happy as they make their minds to be,” said Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln would not allow himself to become unhappy. He knew that unhappiness eroded his happiness limit and that by using concerted efforts to keep a positive mindset he could increase how happy you could become.

The great leader of the United States had many reasons to be unhappy he presided over a nation so divided and the Civil War was fought pitting family member against family member and his beloved United States against each other.

Yet he sought happiness in visualizing slaves set free and Southerners joining Northerners as countrymen once again.

Sadly Lincoln never enjoyed the happiness of physically seeing the reunited nation as he was assassinated just a few days after the war's end. But images of whites and blacks working together to rebuild the nation undoubtedly kept them happy during the days of his presidency.

This is another installment of a series of motivational quotes providing information about the persons being quoted and the application to our daily life. It is based on material prepared by getmaximpact.com of Rochester Hills, Mich., and is intended as a tool for building the success of today’s business professionals. It is a ©2014 copyright by getmaximpact.com and used with their permission.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

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