11/12/08

Keep On, Keeping On

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 Smith's
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 you've got and
don't 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!