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MasterMind Your Three Feet From Gold

Oct 26, 2007
Do not stop just before you get the goal.

In The NEW Think and Grow Rich there is a story about a man who had plenty of tangible evidence of riches, but lost it, because he stopped three feet short of the goal he was seeking.

One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another.

The New Think And Grow Rich book would have saved these men from making an error. If they had known how to think around a problem and not be defeated at the first sign of difficulty.

An uncle of R.U. Darby was caught by the gold fever in the gold-rush days, and went out West to dig and grow rich.

He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the Earth.

He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite. After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore.

He needed machinery to bring the ore to the surface. Quietly, he covered up the mine, retraced his footsteps to his home in Williamsburg, Maryland, and then told his relatives and a few neighbors of the strike. They got together money for the needed machinery, and had it shipped to location. The uncle and Darby went back to work the mine.

The first car of ore was mined, and shipped to a smelter. The returns proved they had one of the richest mines in Colorado! A few more cars of that ore would clear the debts. Then would come the big killing in profits.

Down went the drills! Up went the hopes of Darby and Uncle! Then something happened! The vein of gold ore disappeared! They had come to the end of the rainbow, and the pot of gold was no longer there! They drilled on, desperately trying to pick up the vein again, all to no avail. Finally, they decided to quit.

The lessons learned in The New Think And Grow Rich would again have given these men a different outlook on their problem, therefore ending the feelings of wanting to quit and go home.

They sold the machinery to a junk man for a few hundred dollars, and took the train back home. Some junk men are dumb, but not this one!

He called 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 Darbys had stopped drilling! That is exactly where it was found!

The junk man took millions of dollars in ore from the mine, because he knew enough to seek expert counsel before giving up.

Perhaps he had the insight found in The New Think And Grow Rich book, but came upon it in the form of wisdom that was passed along to him from his family . He would not have read the book yet so I would say that there was a desire and knowledge of human nature to help him make the right moves in the business world that would lead him and those associated with him to success.

Most of the money, which went into the machinery, was procured through the efforts of R.U. Darby, who was then a very young man. The money came from his relatives and neighbors, because of their faith in him. He paid back every dollar of it, although he was years in doing so.

Long afterward, Mr. Darby recouped his loss many times over, when he made the discovery that desire can be transmuted into gold. The discovery came after he went into the business of selling life insurance.

Remembering that he lost a huge fortune because he stopped three feet from gold, Darby profited by the experience in his chosen work, by 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.

The life lessons of people who went on to become successful in future endeavors are the lessons we now are learning when we make a decision to study the book The New Think And Grow Rich.

Darby is one of a small group of fewer than fifty men who sell more than a million dollars in life insurance annually. He owes his stickability to the lesson he learned from his quitability in the gold mining business.

The NEW Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Ted Ciuba is now available. It is a complete rewrite of the classic Hill title, Think and Grow Rich, known as the book that launched a million millionaires.
About the Author
Andrew Cocks is a Certified MasterMind Consultant studying 'The NEW Think and Grow Rich' directly from the author. To claim your FREE access and learn how you too can earn thousands of dollars giving away FREE Think And Grow Rich MasterMinds, visit http://www.ThinkAndGrowRichMasterMind.com today!
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