3 Feet from Gold
The story in Napoleon Hill's best seller Think and Grow Rich tells of a man, R. U. Harby who gave up when he was just 3 feet from gold.
It started when Harby’s uncle started digging for gold during the gold rush… and after a while he found a vein of ore. Excited he returned home and raised the money he needed to buy the machinery necessary. With Darby he raised the money and when to make their fortune.
A great start, they found enough Gold to pay back the money they borrowed and clear their debts. But then the supply of Gold ran out.
They kept on going, but found nothing.
After a while of not finding more Gold, they quit and sold the machinery to a man who owned a junk yard.
The who bought the machinery called a mining engineer who checked the mine and found that there was a big vein of gold just 3 feet from where they stopped digging.
The owner of the junk yard make millions from the mine…
Darby however was the kind of man to ‘go from failure to failure without losing his enthusiasm’ he returned home and went on to become a very successful salesman. Earning more than he would have made from the gold mine.