A story to inspire you to just HANG ON…
Organic Chemistry was not on top of my list of favourite subjects at school but there was 1 experiment I loved doing in the lab…The Titration experiment.
I loved guessing which drop is going to turn the mixture pink. It was fascinating!
Reading the much read story about Kentucky Fried Chicken reminded me of this experiment
At 65, Colonel Sanders was broke, lived in a tiny house &lived off of $99 social security checks. He decided things had to change &thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe.
He left Kentucky and travelled to different states to try to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouth-watering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold.
He heard NO over 1000 times but 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 Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.
What I find fascinating about this story is..
1. At 65, most people think about retirement. Colonel Sanders decided to challenge himself & make it count.
2. Most of us would have given up long before we reached a 1009 rejections but he persevered on
For all of us that are struggling at this time… you never know, which drop is going to turn the tide in your favour, which chance meeting, which interview…HANG ON