In the 1940s, there was a man who, at the age of 65, was living off of $99 social security checks in a small house, driving a beat-up car.
He decided it was time to make a change, so he thought about what he had to offer that other people may benefit from. His mind went to his fried chicken recipe, which his friends and family loved.
He left his home state of Kentucky and traveled throughout the country, trying to sell his recipe to restaurants. He even offered the recipe for free, asking for only a small chunk of the money that was earned.
However, most of the restaurants declined his offer. In fact, 1009 restaurants said no.
But even after all of the rejections, he persisted. He believed in himself and his chicken recipe. When he visited restaurant number 1010, he got a YES.
His name? Colonel Hartland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
This story demonstrates the power of persistence. You need to have confidence in yourself and believe in your work for other people to believe it as well. Disregard anyone who tells you “no” and simply keep going!