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Are You Three Feet From Gold?

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Do you ever get to the point where you feel like giving up? Whether that be with a hobby, a job or just a personal goal you have set yourself? I think it's safe to say that pretty much all of us have.

Rather than me telling you to persevere, please take two minutes to read this little story...

Many years ago in Colorado there was a man who bought some land that he believed held a wealth of gold underneath it. He dug for weeks, which turned into months and maybe even years - searching for the precious metal that would make him rich. Eventually, he gave up - thinking that there was no hope.

He sold the land to a new owner, assuring him that there was gold to be found (even though he didn't really believe that anymore). The new owner got to work on the rock and dug his way down just slightly more than the previous miner had. He had been digging only three feet deeper when he was met with an incredible amount of gold. The original owner had given up when he was just three feet from gold. He had quit because he didn't get immediate or short-term results even though he was the one that put the majority of the work in!

We all feel like giving up at some point - whether it is with a project at work that may not seem to be getting results, a mission to lose weight / improve your fitness or a career path that you are striving for. Please remember that you, also, could be just 'three feet from gold'. You might just need to push a little harder, change your direction slightly and carry on digging. Hitting a wall is not a reason to quit - it is at this point that you need to push through to unearth that gold! It's important to add here that by 'gold' I don't just mean it in a financial wealth sense; the 'gold' can be things worth so much more than that: things such as self-confidence, happiness, self-esteem, pride and fulfillment. 

If you want to take the next step in your career and 'keep digging the three feet' to find gold, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here to find out what vacancies we have and to discover how we can help you reach your goals.

 I would like to thank Dale Wallace for sharing the tale of the miner with me that gave me inspiration to write this blog
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