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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 “fault lines”. His calculations showed that the vein would be found JUST TREE FEET FROM WHERE THE DARRBEYS HAD STOPPED DRILLING! That is exactly where it was found!
The “Junk” man took millions of dollars in ore for the mine, because he knew enough to seek expert counsel before giving up. Most of the money which went into the machine was procured through the efforts of R. U. Darby, who was then a very young man. They money com form his relatives and neighbours, because of their faith in him. He paid back every dollar of it, although he was years in doing so.
Long afterward, Mr. Darby recouped his loss many times over, when he made the discovery that DESIRE can be transmuted into gold. The discovery came after he went into the business of selling life insurance.
Remembering hat he lost a huge fortune, because he STOPPED three feet form gold, Darby profited by the experience in his chosen work, by the simple method of saying to himself, “I stopped three fret from gold, but I will never stop because men say “no” when I ask them to buy insurance.”
Darby is one of a small group of fewer than fifty men who sell more than a million dollars in life insurance annually. He owls his “stickability” to the lesson he learned form his “suitability” in the gold mining business.
Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to met with much temporary defeat, and perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is QUIT. That is exactly what the majority of men do.
More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known, told the author of this story their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning.
It takes a great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.
STORY TO BE CONTINUED WITHIN MY NEXT BLOG. See you soon.
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