Among the numerous books I’ve read over the years, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill stands out as one of my all-time favorites. In this book one story hits home hard for me. Allow me to share.


The Story:

During the gold rush, a man decided to join the mining frenzy. He was sure to cash in soon. He invested heavily in equipment and moved over to Colorado to start.

Down went the drills, up went the hopes. After several months if digging, he decided to quit, as he hadn’t struck gold yet and the work was becoming expensive and tiresome.

He sold his equipment to another man and left.

The man who bought the equipment decided to resume the mining where the previous man had left off, but not until he had consulted an expert who understood mining and the nature of gold veins.

The expert, after some analysis, advised that there was gold only three feet away from where the first miner had stopped digging.

The engineer was right. The first miner was a mere three feet away from striking gold before he quit.

The new miner made a fortune from the same equipments on the same land.

When things start to get hard, try to persevere through the adversity.

Granted, there are times when we need to change directions.

However, the truth is, many people give up on following their dreams because the work becomes too difficult, tedious, or tiresome as a result of they not having sufficient knowledge on what they’re doing.

It is extremely important to seek expert advice. Reach out to a mentor. Enroll in a course. Attend seminars. Read wide on the subject.

Learn, Learn, Learn.

Often, you’re closer to the finish line than you may think, and if you push just a little harder, you will succeed.

Don’t give up.


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