Colonel Sanders wasn’t just rejected 1009 times
Colonel was born in 1890 in Indiana, US. His dad died when he was 5, leaving him with his mother and two younger siblings. So, he dropped out of school and started working. He left his home at age 12, after a good duration of an unpleasant relationship with his stepfather. Continue reading
According to Deloitte’s Worker Passion Survey of Shift Index Series in 2013, approximately 80% of the people are dissatisfied with their jobs. Of course, they do not love the work they do. However, very few muster up the courage to change careers, while others opt to continue bearing it.
First up, I want to ask you some questions. (Read slowly, and think through each word while you read ahead.)
- Do you have a dream?
- Do you want to achieve it?
- But, are you putting in the fight, the perseverance, and the patience it requires to get there?
Just retrospect, and be honest to yourself about how have you been so far.
I’ve got a few questions for you, first up –
- What is your maximum effort?
- When can you say that you’ve given everything you’ve got?
- What is your limit?
(Think about it for a while.)
Well, I wasn’t able to figure out any specific answer to these questions. You might say that you’ve reached the peak of your effort when you’re extremely tired or fatigued, mentally or physically. But, is there an automatic mechanism that shuts you down when you’re extremely drained?
Insane Danny Way
Danny Way (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional skateboarder. In X Games 14 – Los Angeles, California (July 31 – August 3, 2008), Danny Way was participating in the ‘Big Air’ competition. Before this, he had won in all the X Games Big Air competitions he had participated in.
In his 2nd of the 5 runs, his shins clipped on the edge of the quarter-pipe after a 20+ foot freefall, which the commentators referred to as the “second worst fall ever at the X Games”.
Nick Vujicic stands tall
Nick was born on 4th December, 1982, without arms and legs. However, there was no medical reason for it. His parents did their best to give him a life of an ordinary person without any physical deformity, and gave him every opportunity to live life to the fullest.
But it wasn’t so easy for him. He used to feel helpless and was so depressed that he attempted suicide a couple of times at a very young age. However, he soon realized that he did not want to leave his loved ones with the burden of guilt that would result from his suicide.
When a paralytic woman became the fastest woman in the world
Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) faced toughest of childhoods. She was born prematurely, and walked into illnesses one after another, constantly! Her family was financially weak and could barely afford a doctor. She was nursed to health by her family, majorly by her mother.
At the age of 4, she contracted infantile paralysis (caused by polio virus). Eventually, she recovered from the virus. However, she had to wear a brace on her left leg and foot, and later an orthopaedic shoe, to walk. In 1952, she started walking independent of the aid of the medical devices. She vowed to get over with all her illness and get on with her dream of becoming an athlete. And the rest is history.