Three Feet From Gold

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when the gave up.”

There is a story called Three feet from gold that I have read in Napolean Hill’s “Think and grow Rich”

R.U. Darby and his uncle set out to Colorado from Maryland to mine for gold. After weeks of digging, they found what they were hoping for in shiny pieces of gold, at this point, they concluded that proper machinery was needed to really bring in the type of profit they desired. They Covered the work they had accomplished and went back East to raise money from relatives and neighbors to buy this special machinery to dig properly. After successfully raising funds, they continued working, shipping gold to a smelter and discovering they were upon the richest gold mine in Colorado. Suddenly, the vein of gold Stopped, their rainbow had reached its end. They drilled relentlessly trying to recapture the gold to no avail. Deciding that their fortune had run out they QUIT. They sold the machines to a “junk man” for a few hundred dollars and took the train back home. The junk man, however, was no dummy. He called in a mining engineer to look at the mine, after some calculations, it was determined that Darby and his uncle stopped drilling just three feet from the vein of gold they sought after. The junk man made millions from his intuition to seek help from a professional.

The lesson here is clear. If you desire anything great enough you will do anything to achieve that goal. Leave no stone unturned, you never know what will come from your hard work. Most people know the path but fear the thought of obstacles along the way. Tear down your fear and go after your dreams. See it through and you will notice the belief others have in you. People don’t believe in losers and the act of winning is in the mindset you create towards the game being played. Go achieve greatness for yourself.

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