The Colonel Sanders Experiment
Pick Up Where You Left Off
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
You know the Colonel. He started Kentucky Fried Chicken and forced millions of finger lickin’ fans to go on a diet. We bet you didn’t know his famous chicken recipe was rejected 1,009 times before a restaurant accepted it. Today he is our Oxygen Buzz reminder that deep fried oil is not your friend and that rejection is not a reason to quit.
The Colonel Sanders Experiment: Choose something in your life that you’ve quit and have always regretted…and then pick up where you left off.
It doesn’t matter what it is or why you quit. You might have been rejected yourself. Or you got busy. Or lazy. Or rich. Or poor. Maybe you just forgot. Well, it’s time to dust that dream off and get back to it.
At Oxygen Buzz, there is nothing more exciting and inspiring than an unrealized dream brought back to life. It is a brave action which sends a loud and clear message that “it’s never too late.” This spirit of living is at the heart of the “age into art” journey.
And, remember, it doesn’t always take a big, grand display of courage to make a change in your life. Sometimes, all it takes is a decision to start. “Yes, I’ll do it.”
Most likely, you already have this “it” in your mind. Don’t overthink it. Make a declaration today to start again, then follow that choice with small and consistent steps that move you in the direction of your dreams.
Go ahead, make the Colonel proud.
And for those times when you feel like stopping, check out the War of Art by Steven Pressfield. His book is an inspiration, and a must read for anyone who has an itch that needs scratching.
“It is not wrong to go back to that which you have forgotten.”
West African proverb