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Had enough from CA results?
Thinking of giving up on your dreams?
Thinking to quit CA, or thinking of delaying your attempt.
There’s an awesome story on Quitting read it to gain some positivity.

TWO FEET FROM GOLD

One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is undertaken by a temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another.

An uncle of Mr. Madan was caught by the “gold fever” in the gold rush days and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men that has ever been taken from the earth. He staked a claim and went to work pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite.

After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He needed machinery to bring the ore to the surface. Quietly, he covered up the mine, retraced his footsteps to his home in Junagarh, Uttar Pradesh, told his relatives and a few neighbors of the “strike”. They got together money for the needed machinery, had it shipped.The uncle and Mr. Madan went to work the mine.

The first car of the ore was mined and shipped to a smelter. The returns proved they had one of the richest mines in Junagarh!

A few more cars of that ore would clear the debts. Then would come the big killings in profits.

Down went the drills! Up went the hopes of Mr. Madan and Uncle! Then something happened. The vein of gold ore disappeared! They had come to the end of the rainbow and the pot was no longer there! They drilled on, desperately trying to pick up the vein again-all to no avail.

Finally, they decided to QUIT.

They sold the machine to a junk man for a few hundred rupees 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 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 just TWO FEET FROM WHERE THE MADAN’S HAD STOPPED DRILLING !. That is exactly where it was found!

The junk man-made crores and crores  of rupees in ore from the mine, because he knew enough to seek expert counsel before giving


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