How Close Are You To Gold?
Remember the story about R. U. Darby from the blockbuster book Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill? Hopefully you’ve read Napoleon’s book because it’s probably the #1 most important money-making book ever written.
Anyways, Mr Darby was a Colorado gold prospector that gave up on his mine when he was just three feet away from discovering a multi-million dollar ore producing vein. Three friggen feet!
Darby found some gold on his mine claim but knew little about how gold veins actually developed. After he found the initial gold he continued digging but in the wrong direction. After giving up in frustration after months of hard work he decided to quit.
He sold his mining equipment and claim to a local ‘junk man’ for just a few hundred dollars which was only a fraction of what it was worth. The junk man, also knowing little to nothing about gold mining, hired an expert (mine engineer) to survey his new digs. The mine engineer quickly discovered that Darby had failed to recognize the fault lines inside mine where the gold developed.
With his newfound expert knowledge the junk man had to dig only 3 feet from where Darby left off to find and absolute bonanza of gold beyond his wildest dreams!
Fortunately for Mr. Darby he didn’t let his initial failure destroy him. He went on to make a fortune selling life insurance. He credited his perseverance and ultimate success to the lessons he learned from the gold mining venture. Never again did he allow his lack of persistence to keep him from what he wanted.
“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” – Napoleon Hill
Do you have a success conscious or a failure conscious? Do you expect to succeed? Are you willing to make all of the sacrifices required to get you there?
Do you even know what it is exactly that you want? You’d be surprised at how many people either don’t know what they want or provide a vague answer such as “to be wealthy”. That’s not good enough.
- How much money exactly do you want to make?
- When do you plan to have the money by?
- How are you going to earn that amount of money?
- What do you plan to do with the money once you earn it?
- Do you have a clear, concise, written plan on how you will get there?
- Do you read and re-read your plan and your goals every single day?
Do you know the answer to these questions? Do you know what you’ll do if you experience any setbacks along the way? Because you will; we all do.
If you don’t know all of this its OK but you need to figure it out as soon as you possibly can and now is the perfect time. The new year brings a fresh slate for you to work with. Figure out exactly what you want to accomplish and get it down on paper. Now.
It’s never too late to find your own gold. There is plenty of room at the top! Just know what you want and pursue it as if your life depended on it. And never, ever give up.
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