A True Motivational Story of Colonel Harland David Sanders, who founded KFC Updated (2023)

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 Who was Colonel Harland David Sanders?

Today let's know some of the unbelievable facts about a person who struggle almost all the time of  his life and never give up. Colonel Harland David Sanders was his name. But after that I want to ask you that. do you know who started KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken? Don't know!? So don't worry here I also give you surprised answer of it. Just you have to read this article till the end.

A True Motivational Story of Colonel Harland David Sanders, who founded KFC
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He was born on 9th September, 1890 in America's Henryville Indiana. At the age of five, he lost his father. After the death of his father, the financial condition of his family became very poor, also he had to take care of his younger brother and sister. So at the age of 16, he left his school. After the second marriage of his mother, his step father's bad behavior forced him to left his house. Then within one year of time period he was fired from 4 companies. After that in 1906 he went to his uncle's house and stayed there for some days.

His uncle was working in a company named street cars and so he got a job of a conductor through his uncle's preference. At the age of 18 Harland got married but his married life was also not good. At the age of 20, just after 2 years of his marriage his wife demanded for a divorce and decided to live separately with their children. At the age of 22, he joined the army but from there also he was fired. After that he applied for admission in a law school, and again he was rejected.


Then starting from selling insurance and credit cards to tyres of different cars, he tried many different small businesses but not for a single time he was succeeded. In the 1929 he went to Corbin and opened a gas station.

Along with that gas station, he open  his own small stall and started to sell there some new kind of fried chicken made by his own unique recipe. People started to love his fried chicken. The governor of Kentucky loved his fried chicken so much that he rewarded Harland with colonel designation.


After getting so many positive responses first time in his life, he decided to increase his restaurant business.

He completed an 8 weeks course on hotel management from Cornell university. But here again failure hit him in life. Due to construction of a highway, he had to close his restaurant as per the government's order.

After that he decided to work as a chef in a small cafe. At the age of 65 when he retired from that cafe, only a 105 dollars check was given to him. Which was just a few months expenditure for any person at that time. He was mentally completely broken down and attempted to suicide for several times.


Although he was failed in every aspects of his life, but he never lose his faith on his unique recipe. The only unique recipe that inspired him to fight for success even at the age of 65.


He went off with his unique recipe and a pressure cooker to do marketing of his unique recipe. He went to different restaurants and told them about his unique fried chicken, but everyone rejected him.

After being rejected from 1009 restaurants, finally one restaurant owner decided to give him a chance. And from that day onward he was never ever rejected.

Although all his life he was a failure, but his faith and believe in his unique recipe made him overcome all those struggles and finally helped him to reach to the peak of success.


He had only 2 rules in his life

Rule 1: Try to do everything that is possible by you

Rule 2: Try to give your best in everything.


Because he believed, that is the only way to achieve something bigger in life. Eventually his unique recipe started to spread his identity and kingdom in different countries.


At the age of 88 he became a millionaire.

Today KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken is on more than 118 different countries all over the world. In 1980 at the age of 90 years old, Colonel Sanders died due to pneumonia.


Now are you agree that age can never be an obstacle in the way to success?

This is the great life story of Colonel Harland David Sanders whom the world know as the KFC's.

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