Sometimes, when we have a vision or dream, we become more than frustrated in the process. We begin to ask ourselves, “When will it come to pass? Is it still going to come to pass? What if that wasn’t God that I heard speaking to me?” If you’ve been dreaming for a long time, and still haven’t seen the manifestation yet, I can see how you could be upset. However, consider this.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, the fried chicken chain that guarantees you will be lickin’ your fingers after eating there, has thousands if not millions of restaurants in the U.S. and abroad. However, it didn’t start out this way. The owner, Colonel Sanders, founded KFC at the age of 65 after receiving a social security check for only $105. For most of us, that would have been the end. We would have given up and thrown in the towel. But instead, he decided to push his fried chicken recipe onto restaurant owners.
He figured even if he didn’t run his own restaurant, he could sell it to them, and as the sales increased at various restaurants, he would collect a portion of the profits. But apparently, not everybody likes fried chicken. I know, I know! That’s like a curse word to the people who love chicken (like myself). But to his surprise, no one was interested. He traveled the country, sleeping in his car, going door to door, looking for someone to cook up his recipe and help him make millions. To no avail, he was told no more than 1009 times!! Who says no to chicken?
But then, someone said yes.
And the rest, they say, is history.
You may have been told no hundreds of times thus far regarding your dream or vision. Or maybe you feel like you are too old to start anything new or adventurous. But Colonel Sanders is just an example of what we can achieve when we truly make our minds up to go for it, no matter the obstacles or the opinions of others. Set a goal target date that you want your vision completed by. Create a vision board that you can see daily when you wake up in the morning. Most importantly, surround yourself with positive people. After all, birds of a feather flock together! Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Keep moving! Keep pushing! Keep dreaming!
Mrs. Tenita Johnson
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