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Post by 4everlearner on Fri May 09, 2008 2:52 am

THE FASTEST WOMAN ON EARTH

Wilma Rudolph was born into poverty in the state of Tennessee. When she was four years old she had double pneumonia with scarlet fever, which left her paralyzed with polio. She had to wear braces and the doctor said that she would not be able to walk normally again. Her mother encouraged her and said that she could do anything she wanted if she only believed. Wilma said, A ' A"I want to be the fastest woman on this earth.A ' A At the age of nine, against the advice of the doctors, she removed the braces and took her first step. At the age
of thirteen, she took part in her first race and came way, way last.
She entered various other races and came way, way last until one day, she came in first. At the age of fifteen she went to Tennessee State University where she met a coach. She told him that she wanted to
become the fastest woman on the track, on this earth. The coach replied, A ' A"With your spirit nobody can stop you.A ' A In the 1960 Olympics Wilma Rudolph, the paralytic girl, became the fastest woman on this earth by winning three gold medals - in the 100 meter race, 200 meter
race, and 400 meter relay.

SUCCESS PRINCIPLES

Who would have believed that a paralytic girl could have won three gold medals in the Olympics Wilma Rudolph did not see herself, as a cripple, but she saw herself as a winner. She took control of her destiny and went after her dream with a vengeance. Along the way she had to overcome challenges and discouragements but it was worthwhile when she collected her three gold medals. If a crippled person like Wilma can make it big, what more can we do with a perfect physical body.

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"The past cannot be regained, although we can learn from it; the future is not yet ours even though we must plan for it. Time is now. We have only today."
When you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

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Post by HaKa on Thu May 15, 2008 2:10 pm

everlearner wrote:
Thomas Edison who developed many devices that greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S patents to his name. When he was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.



Actually, the story from I have heard was a bit different.. he never did anything, and was no great inventor at all, but rather a business man. But he managed to have a lot of very clever people around him and managed to inspire them. One of them was Tesla.. which is a sad, sad story..

Anyhow, he was certainly a great manager.

On another note: I think I have recently seen something (an ad ) about Michael Gordon, who missed many times, lost many times, but got up again and again and again. I think someone even told him he was a bad basketball player. And look at him now..

So there is lots of things to learn if you look at the great. :)

Thx for all your stories!
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Post by 4everlearner on Thu May 15, 2008 3:24 pm

HaKa wrote:
managed to inspire them. One of them was Tesla..

Anyhow, he was certainly a great manager.



it does n't matter what ever story....there is scope to learn...

success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill. [ THANKS Nexoex for the quote]
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Harland "Colonel" Sanders

Post by 4everlearner on Sat May 17, 2008 3:30 pm

Business Magnate, Folk Figure. Harland Sanders was born in Indiana on September 9, 1890 and over the course of his lifetime came to exemplify the true American entrepreneurial spirit. SandersA ' father died when Harland was only 6 years old and he had to help his mother care for his younger brother and sister. This meant doing much of the family cooking. He got his first job when he was 10 and for the next 30 years, Sanders held a variety of jobs ranging from streetcar conductor, a railroad fireman, insurance salesman and service station operator. It was while operating a service station in Corbin, Kentucky in 1930 that Sanders began serving food to travelers that stopped at his service station. He served his customers on his own dining table in the living quarters of the service station. As more people started coming to the service station just for the food, Sanders moved across the street to a motel and restaurant where he could seat more people. Over the next 9 years, he perfected his famous, and very secret, fried chicken recipe that is still used today. As the popularity of his fried chicken grew, Sanders fame began to spread across the state of Kentucky. He was even made a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the state in 1935. However, in the 1950A ' s a new interstate highway was planned that would bypass Corbin. Recognizing that his business was doomed, Sanders sold off his restaurant operations and after paying his bills, was reduced to living on his $105 a month Social Security checks.

Colonel Sanders spent two years driving across the United States looking for restaurants to buy his chicken recipe. He was turned down 1,009 times! How successful is Kentucky Fried Chicken today

Confident in the quality of his fried chicken, at 62 years old, Sanders devoted himself to franchising his famous chicken. He drove all over the country, cooking batches of chicken for restaurant owners and their employees. If the reaction was favorable, he entered into a handshake agreement on a deal that stipulated a payment to him of a nickel for each chicken the restaurant sold. By 1964, Colonel Sanders had more than 600 franchised outlets for his chicken in the United States and Canada. That same year he sold his interest in the U.S. company for $2 million to a group of investors. However, he remained a public spokesman for the company and traveled all over the world on behalf of the chicken he had made famous. Until he died at the age of 90, Colonel Sanders had traveled over 250,000 miles a year promoting the chicken empire he founded.

How successful is Kentucky Fried Chicken today
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An inspiring video about "Failure"

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