I recently read the book, Three Feet From Gold. Napoleon Hill told the story of R.U. Darby and his uncle who had found gold in their claim in Colorado. They did not take the time to learn about mining, but they did have some good initial luck in their quest for gold. R.U. did not initially go to Colorado with his uncle, but joined him when he returned to raise money for mining equipment and financial support to mine the rest of the gold. The initial couple of hauls out of the mine indicated that this could be the richest mine in Colorado. However, after those initial loads of gold out of the mine, the vein disappeared. The dug and dug in hopes of finding the gold, continuing on the same path of digging that they had be working. After several months of disappointment, they accepted their defeat, sold the equipment to a junk man and went home. The junk man was passionate about mining and associated with experts. He brought in a mining consultant who evaluated the mine and instructed him to dig in a new direction. Three feet from where the Darby's had been digging, the vein was picked back up and the mine produced millions of dollars of gold for the junk man.
Many would think that this defeat would have doomed R.U. to a life of disappointment. It did not! He learned a lesson from his willingness to quit and his lack of proper association. He ended up selling insurance and determined that he would never quit selling the way he quit digging only three feet from gold. He did not have the formula in his mind while mining, but he did as he went into business for himself. The formula for success that he needed, the one that brought him success and can bring you success as well is as follows...
What is it that you are passionate about and can you combine that with your talents? Do you have the faith and desire necessary to succeed? Are you willing to take action and associate with people who are experts, who have achieved what you have not? Keep in mind that in mathematics, anything that you multiply by zero (0) will end up zero. This means that if you take not action or do not associate with the right people, success is not possible.
Put this formula for success into action to make your life better and to reach the goals that you desire.
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.