Kentucky Fried Chicken
Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a tiny house and owned a beat- up car. He was living off of $99 monthly social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decided things had to change. So, he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change in his life.
He left Kentucky and traveled to different states to try to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right?
Unfortunately, not to most of the restaurants. He heard “NO” over 1000 times. Even after all of those rejections, he didn’t give up. He believed his chicken recipe was something special. He got rejected 1009 times before he heard his first “yes.”
With that one success, Colonel Harland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken and Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.
Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself in spite of rejection.
3/4/2020 04:38:06 pm
I never tire of hearing that story. It is a perfect example of never giving up. Thank you
3/5/2020 06:41:06 am
Colonel Sanders is a great example of someone who kept searching for his purpose and never ever gave up. He finally found it after he retired!
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