During the gold rush, a man who had been mining in Colorado for several months tossed in the towel and quit his pursuit, as he hadn’t struck gold yet and the work was becoming tiresome. He proceeded to sell his his equipment to another man and cut his losses. The man who purchased his claim was excited to begin his search and resumed mining the property and searching for the gold. The new miner who was not ready to trust his beginner skills employed a geological engineer. The man was advised by his engineer that there was gold only three feet away from where the first miner stopped digging.
The engineer was right, which means the first miner was a mere three feet away from striking gold before he quit.
The Moral: When things start to get hard, try to persevere through the adversity. Many people give up on following their dreams because the work becomes too difficult, tedious, or tiresome–but often, you’re closer to the finish line than you may think, and if you push just a little harder, you will succeed.
Peace and Love, Jim