Colonel Sanders went to more than 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken
recipe before he found an interested buyer. The fact that we can buy
Kentucky Fried Chicken today attests to his perseverance. Thomas Edison
tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric
light. If he had given up, you would be reading this in the dark!
The original business plan for what was to become Federal Express was
given a failing grade on Fred Smithıs college exam. And, in the early
days, their employees would cash their pay checks at retail stores, rather
than banks. This meant it would take longer for the money to clear,
thereby giving Fed Ex more time to cover their payroll.
Sylvester Stallone had been turned down a thousand times by agents and was
down to his last $600 before he found a company that would produce Rocky.
The rest is history! To truly succeed requires a total commitment to your
goal. Too many people make the mistake of quitting just short of success.
Keep going no matter what. If you really believe in what you are doing,
give it all youıve got and donıt give up.
You will succeed. There is no such thing as failure. Every action produces
an outcome. It may not always be the outcome you are looking for, but it
is an outcome nonetheless. If you monitor the results of your actions and
keep correcting what is not working, you will eventually produce the
outcome you are looking for.
Be Persistent - Ray Kroc, the late founder of McDonalds, put it best when
he said: "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent
will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent.
Genius will not. Un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will
not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination
and love are omnipotent."
Don't quit before the miracle happens!