Monday's Motivational Moment!
A LESSON IN PERSISTENCE FROM THE COLONEL
Once, there was an older man who was flat broke, living in a tiny house and owning a beat up car. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decide things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change.
He left Kentucky and traveled to different states trying to sell his secret recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold.
Sounds like a good deal, right? Unfortunately, not such a good deal to most of the restaurants. He heard NO hundreds times to his face. But the old man had an absolute unwillingness to never give up. He never stopped striving for success. It took time, but after nearly 1,000 attempts one restaurant finally said okay. He then really hit the road selling his recipe to restaurant operators, sometimes sleeping in his car and always sealing deals with a handshake.
Who was this man who later in life refused to be denied? You know of him ... Colonel Harland Sanders and he changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was his idea. And today, with KFC franchises in 33 countries, the Colonel's face on its logo is the most recognizable aspect of the restaurants in any language.
The lesson for our students?
Remember, never give up. Always believe in yourself in spite of rejection. You can and will eventually succeed!
MAKE IT A SUCCESSFUL WEEK PHOENIX STUDENTS!
Douglas K. Loftus, Principal
Acceleration East High School
Sunday, January 26, 2020