Something I Heard Today

This story may be told many times but its still worth a read. I heard it at a conference today:

There’s a story about the California gold rush that tells of two brothers who sold all they had and went prospecting for gold. They discovered a vein of the shining ore, staked a claim, and proceeded to get down to the serious business of getting the gold ore out of the mine. All went well at first. They reaped cartloads and cartloads of ore. The railway tracks were busy with their deliveries. but then one day something strange happened. The vein of gold ore disappeared! They had come to the end of their rainbow, and the pot of gold was no longer there. The brothers continued to pick away, but without success. Finally, they gave up in disgust. They packed up.

They sold their equipment and claim rights for a few hundred dollars, and took the train back home. They went to their investors and said: Sorry, we only could make these few hundred dollars.

Now the man who bought the claim hired an engineer to examine the rock strata of the mine. The engineer advised him to continue digging in the same spot where the former owners had left off. And three feet deeper, the new owner struck gold.

A little more persistence and the two brothers would have been millionaires themselves. That’s gold in you too. Do you need to dig three feet farther?

Bump! (:

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3 responses to “Something I Heard Today

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