It is Never Too Late to Set a Goal

December 27, 2007 § 2 Comments

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Col. Harland Sanders believed that it was faster for a man to rust than to be worn out. He obviously acted on this belief. Retired at age 65, with only $105 from Social Security, he ventured to sell his recipe. He offered it to more than 1000 restaurant owners. His deal was that he earns 5 cents for every piece of chicken sold. One thousand eight restaurant owners rejected his offer. But the Colonel did not give up. Prospect 1009 was the first to agree.

He started franchising his chicken in 1952. By 1964 he had more than 600 franchised outlets in Canada and America. In the same year he sold his interests for $2M to a group including John Y. Brown Jr. who became the governor of Kentucky in 1980.

There are many success lessons we can learn from the life of Col. Sanders. One of them is that it is never too late to set a new goal to work on.

Are you retired? What is your new goal?

Ed Pilapil Jr. ©

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