Three Feet From Gold

Three Feet From Gold

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 mistakes at one time or another.

An uncle of R. C. Darby was caught by the "gold fever" in the gold rush days,and went west to dig and grow rich. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has ever been taken from the earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel.

After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He needed machinery to bring the one to the surface. Quietly, he covered up the mine, retraced his footsteps to his home in Williamsburg, Maryland, told his relatives and a few neighbors of the "strike." They got together money for the needed machinery, and bad it shipped. 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.

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

This should inspire to keep trying, an not to give up so soon... Maybe your just three feet from the gold of your future.

Take this story and print it out, and put it up somewhere you can read it, the next time your feeling will inspire you not to give up, but to move forward to your goals.


Life starts out by dreaming, when your born... Then taken action on those dream... The biggest dreamer on the plant are self-made millionaires and billionaires. Pick a millionaire or billionaire studie there moves take advice an put it to action.


Words of wisdom. Exactly what we need to hear.
To bad the Darbys didn't partner up with the junk man. Then they all would have reaped the benefits!

The junk man had it right to contact the mining engineer who was the expert in the area!

Partners can share ideas and seek advise when they don't have all the answers. Then everyone will win.

Have a great day!
Be blessed...



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