Depression and demotivation are the things which can break a human from being a man of power and strength to a weakened person who has no strength to think positive until and unless there comes a little hope and motivation entrusted in them. There is a strong possibility that the same person whom according to us has achieved nothing in his life can become something which you can’t even imagine, or maybe you imagine to become. One such example is that of Colonel Sanders.
Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company’s brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company.
Read his real story…
At age 5 his father died, at age 16 he quit school. At age 17 he had already lost four jobs. At age 18 he got married. Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed. He joined the army and washed out there. He applied for law school where he was rejected. He became an insurance salesman and failed again. At age 19 he became a father, at age 20 his wife left him and took their baby daughter. He became a cook and dishwasher in a small cafe.
Later Colonel Sanders failed in an attempt to kidnap his own daughter, and eventually he convinced his wife to return home. At age 65 he retired. On the 1st day of retirement, he received a cheque from the Government for $105. He felt that the Government was saying that he couldn’t provide for himself. He sat under a tree writing his will, but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life.
Colonel Sanders realised there was much more that he hadn’t done. There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. And that was how to cook. So he borrowed $87 against his cheque, he bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe, and went door to door to sell them to his neighbours in Kentucky.
Remember when he was ready to commit suicide, but at age 88 Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Empire was a billionaire.
So, what’s the moral of the story? It’s never too late to start all over. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDE. NEVER GIVE UP NO MATTER HOW HARD IT GETS.
You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it and make a difference. No guts no glory. It’s never too old to dream.