In the 1940s, there was a man who, at the age of 65, was living in a small house and driving a beat-up car on $99 social security checks.
He decided it was time for a change, so he considered what he had to offer that others could benefit from. His thoughts turned to his favourite fried chicken recipe, which his friends and family adored.
He left Kentucky and travelled across the country, attempting to sell his recipe to restaurants. He even gave the recipe away for free, asking for only a small percentage of the money earned.
However, the majority of the restaurants turned down his offer. In fact, 1,009 restaurants declined to participate.
He received a YES when he visited Restaurant #1,010.
Colonel Hartland Sanders is his name.
There are a few lessons to be learned from this story. First and foremost, it is never too late in life to achieve success. In a society that frequently celebrates young, successful people, it's easy to believe you'll never be successful after a certain age. Colonel Sanders, on the other hand, demonstrates the fallacy of that argument.
This story also demonstrates the importance of perseverance. You must have faith in yourself and your work in order for others to believe in it as well. Ignore anyone who says "no," and simply move on.