Colonel Sanders was 65 years old when he
received his first social security cheque of $99.
He was broke, and owned a small house and a
beat up car.
He made a decision that he has got to change.
The only idea he had was a chicken recipe, which his
friends liked. With that idea in mind, he took
He left his home in Kentucky and traveled to
many states in the US to sell his idea. He told
the restaurant owners that he had a chicken
recipe that people liked and he was giving it to
them for free.
What he wanted in return was for the restaurant owners
to pay him a small percentage on the
pieces of chicken sold.
He got rejections after rejections, but did not give up.
In fact, he got over 1000rejections.
He got 1009 no’s before he got his first yes.
With that one success Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the eating habits of
the whole world with Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC.
How many of us will keep knocking on doors when we
have received 1000 rejections?
I presume not many! This is why there are not many
successes like Colonel Sanders.
Age is no barrier to success, and so is capital. What is needed is an idea put
into action, followed with proper planning and persistency.