Persevere Because You Could Be Three Feet From Gold – Think and Grow Rich

Persevere Because You Could Be Three Feet From Gold – Think and Grow Rich

Do you realize that you could be really close to your very own success and not realize it? With just a little more effort and perseverance you could achieve your goal?

The Story of Darby

There is a success story in the book, “Think and Grow Rich”, of a man named Darby who went west to find gold during the gold-rush days.

After weeks of working his mine, he was rewarded by the discovery of gold… and needed machinery to bring it to the surface. He borrowed money from his relatives and was successful for a time…

Then something happened!

The vein of gold ore disappeared! He tried several times to attempt to pick up the vein again, but he didn’t succeed.

Finally he gave up… he decided to QUIT.

He sold the machinery to a junk man for a few hundred dollars, and then took the train back home.

Success for the Junk Man

The junk man thought that maybe he could find the vein with some help.  He decided to call in a mining engineer to look at the mine and do a little calculating. The engineer advised that the project had failed because the owners were not familiar with “fault lines.” His calculations showed that the vein would be found JUST THREE FEET FROM WHERE THE MAN HAD STOPPED DRILLING! And that is exactly where it was found!

Expert Advice

The “Junk” man mined millions of dollars in ore from the vein because he knew enough to seek expert advice before giving up.

Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and probably some failure. When defeat overtakes a man… the easiest and most logical thing to do is to QUIT.  And that is exactly what the majority of men do.

One Step From Success

“Your greatest success could come just one step beyond the point at which you feel defeated. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning.

“It takes great delight in tripping one when success almost within reach”- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

If you feel like giving up because of a failure in your past, you should know that success can come in the 11th hour….so never ever give up!

Happy Ending from Think and Grow Rich

Darby learned from his mistake. He went on to sell a million dollars in life insurance annually. He remembered that he lost a huge fortune because he gave up three feet from gold. Darby profited by the experience in his chosen work by using the simple method of saying to himself, “I stopped three feet from gold, but I will never stop because men say `no’ when I ask them to buy insurance.”

Mike and I talk about this story from Think and Grow Rich in the following video.

How About You?

How close are you to success? If things seem like they are not succeeding, you have to remind yourself that you could be three feet from gold. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you go blindly repeating the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Instead constantly evaluate what you are doing AND evaluate the results, and constantly correcting what you are doing, even slightly, may eventually help you get to your gold.

And learn from Darby’s mistake, get expert advice when you need it. If you’ve ever considered making money with internet marketing, we would LOVE to mentor you. Please contact us below.

Never ever give up on your dreams and goals!


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