Never Stop When You’re Three Feet From Gold

As many of you know, things happen for a reason and this story I just had to share.

Last month I was at a conference had had the pleasure of seeing a great presenter Greg Reid present. He was one of my favorites from the entire 3 day conference.

Three Feet From Gold Book by Sharon Letcher and Greg ReidOne of the things he talked about was his book, Three Feet From Gold.

Now, if you don’t know the story, it came from Napoleon Hill and is the story about a gold miner that gave up on his mine and gave everything away to the junk man only to find out that he was three feet from gold and the junk man became very rich. (Short version).

This book is essentially a sequel to Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Which many will say is the best book ever written on success. I personally recommend reading it once a year as you will always get more out of it each time.

Funny thing is that less than two weeks later, I met the other author Sharon Lechter. Talk about “a hint”.

The book was already on my buy list but this told me that it was time to gt it NOW.

This book really hit a chord with me.

It’s about the power of persistence

So many people give up JUST before they are about to hit gold. In business, in life, in anything.

We know that success isn’t a free ride. We know that persistence and determination will drive you through the bad days.

Look at the most successful people in the last 100 years. You’ll see that all had to overcome huge setbacks and obstacles in their lives.

It’s about…

Knowing that you are doing the right thing.
Knowing that you are making a difference.
Knowing that you are living your Major Definite Purpose.
I know that things have been tough for the last few years for many people. But as the saying goes…
“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”

I’ve been preaching that for the next few years.
Stick with it. Don’t stop. Keep the faith.
And never give up when you are only Three Feet From Gold!
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David says December 23, 2010

Persistence in execution does seem to be the key to most successes (unless one gets lucky). Falling 3 feet short is quite the point in your story. I sometimes have lapses in focus when I don’t see the end-target in sight (i.e. discouraged) but ultimately I pick myself up by the bootstraps and continue on.

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Ely Delaney says January 4, 2011

David, sorry for the delay on replying to this comment. It got tagged as spam by mistake.

Thanks for the great comment. You are right on track. Picking yourself up after getting discouraged is the key. One of my favorite quotes is “fall down 7 times and get up 8.”

Have an awesome day!

Ely

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