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Crossing the Success Line

Aug 27, 2008
Too often we hear of people who strive for success but don't quite make it. Sadly, they give up before they reach their goal.

Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the centre of the page and call the line "Success". We know that about 90% of people today are on the left hand side of the line. These people often stop about a centimetre or two before reaching the line because they either can't stretch themselves to get out of their comfort zone, or simply quit. How sad this is?

For those of you who have read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, let me remind you of the story of Mr Darby. He was a part of the gold rush fever and one day discovered the shining ore. He borrowed money from relatives and friends, bought the necessary machinery to bring the ore to the surface, but after only digging up only 3 car loads of the ore, the mine went 'dry'.

HE QUIT.

He sold his machinery to a junk man for a couple of hundred dollars and took many years to pay back his loans.

The junk man however was smart. He called in a mining engineer and returned to the site to have it checked out. The engineer advised that Mr Darby had not been familiar with the fault lines of the ore, and he reckoned that the gold would only be three feet from where the digging had been halted.

And you know what? That is exactly where the gold was found.

JUST THREE FEET from where Mr Darby had stopped digging.

The junk man took in millions of dollars of ore from that mine - simply because he knew enough to seek expert counsel.

This story gives us not one, but two lessons to enable us to cross the success line.

1. Think long and hard - failure is only temporary - DON'T QUIT.

2. Seek advice from an expert - there is always someone who knows more than you

I hope many of you have the courage not to quit, and the humbleness of seeking advice when you get stuck.

Understand that before success comes into our lives, we often meet with much temporary defeat, and sometimes even failure. When this defeat overcomes us, the easiest and most logical step to take is to quit. That is what most people do.

Speaking to and learning from the most successful people today, their greatest success came to them just one step BEYOND the point at which defeat had hit them.
As Napoleon Hill says "Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach."

We all want to cross our own "Success Line" so, when the going gets tough for you, remember how Mr Darby QUIT unnecessarily.
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