Saturday, May 14, 2011

Three Feet from Gold

Earl Nightingale said, "A young man once asked a great and famous older man,
How can I make for myself in the world and become successful?’
The great and famous man replied,
You have only to decide upon what it is you want and then stay with it, never deviating from your course no matter how long it takes, or how rough the road, until you have accomplished it.’”
 How many opportunities that you had missed the moment you said ‘I quit!’?One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” People do not fail, they just quit too easily. People are not dumb, they just quit too easily. It’s not that people never pray, it just that they quit too easily. 

An uncle of R.U. Darby was caught by the ‘gold fever’ and he went to work with pick and shovel all days long. After weeks of hard labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He quickly get together the money for the needed machinery and, lo, the uncle and Darby went back to work the mine. Surely, they own one of the richest mines in Colorado.

Napoleon Hill writes,
“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. 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 the ‘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!” 

(Taken from THINK AND GROW RICH. Copyright ©by Napoleon Hill, 1937)

Your problem is not that unsolvable, you just quit too easily. Your God-given dream is not that unreachable, you just quit too easily. Your failure is not fatal, you just quit too easily. Never give up on what you know you really should do. If you lack of Never-give-up examples around you (but how I wish you would look at Him first): remember God. God never stops working in you, and that should motivate you to always be looking for what He will do next to help you grow. God won’t give up on you! Don’t you give up on God!

THINK BIG. Don’t give up!
START SMALL. Drills a little deeper, the ‘gold’ might be just ‘three feet from the ground’.
GO DEEP Remember that only God can brings permanent success. Why don’t we seek the Source of ‘gold’ first rather than the ‘gold’ itself?

P.s: I’m almost giving up writing this article and three times I try to delete it. If this ar blesses you, praise God.
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