Mindset Mastery 30 – The Lessons Of Darby

Mindset Mastery Ebook By Sean RasmussenDarby stands as illustration to both failure in the face of temporary defeat and success in the face of persistence. In the end, we are able to look back with Napoelon Hill and learn how each instance had an effect on Darby’s ultimate financial success.

“After Mr. Hill described to Mr. Darby the power the girl unwittingly used on his uncle, Darby quickly reassessed his thirty years as a life insurance salesman, and frankly acknowledged that his success in that field was due, in large part, to the lesson he had learned from the child.

Darby pointed out: “every time a potential customer tried to bow me out, without buying, I saw that child standing there in the old mill, her big eyes glaring in defiance, and I said to myself, ‘I’ve got to make this sale.’ The majority of all the sales I have made were made after people had said ‘No’.”

Darby did acknowledge his mistake in having stopped only three feet from gold; “but,” he said, “that experience was a blessing in disguise. It taught me to keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be, a lesson I needed to learn before I could succeed in anything.”

Work Through Your Obstacles

To be sure, that is a lesson that must be learned by all who will succeed and become wealthy. Perhaps with our help you’ll be able to forgo learning the lesson the ‘hard way’ like Darby did, and learn it instead from these pages. Either way, as I’ve said before, working through obstacles and temporary defeat is empowering; once you know you can succeed by pushing forward, success is quick to come.

I will see you back here Monday and Thursday every week for the continuation of the Mindset Mastery series.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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  1. Hi Sean,
    It’s no different to seeing the positive in every outcome. Spirituality teaches us that there is no right or wrong, only polar opposites to any outcome. One then just has to choose which serves them the best.

    If a negative outcome occurs, you should embrace it for with this negative outcome, is its polar opposite, if you’re willing to look.

  2. “If a negative outcome occurs, you should embrace it for with this negative outcome, is its polar opposite, if you’re willing to look.”

    What a fabulous statement, I love it. I will remember that next time I have an argument with my husband. 🙂

  3. “Temporary defeat”. What great language. Whatever life challenge we go through, just remember, it’s only temporary.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  4. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I think sometimes what we think is our biggest failure can be the springboard to our biggest success, if we can only realize it at the time. For example, when Michael Jordan was kicked off his varsity basketball team; he did go home and cry. But, he also resolved to become the best basketballer he could be. History shows that he succeeded. 🙂

    I don’t think defeat has to crush us. I think if we can keep our head through the difficult times we can learn the lesson that we need to learn and move on to greater success.

  5. I, too, agree.
    Our lives temper our resolve. And we choose whether to pursue our goals, and like Michael Jordan – maybe we have to work out that our dream needs to be bigger, and come what may ‘it will be’.
    Oooh this life can be so full of experience, when we just take the time to participate.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  6. Darby obviously started of with the right basic attitude – being honest to himself, open to learn from “mistakes” and realizing that every “defeat” can be a blessing in disguise. As long as we are willing to learn from it and resolving to become even better in the future. A great example to follow!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..The Best Way To Get Motivated =-.

    • Yes, Renee. That’s what I find in my therapy business. Many of my clients are much more successful than they were years ago when they first started seeing me. All of them failed at one stage or another to achieve what they wanted first time. But each ‘defeat’ made them stronger.
      .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  7. “Keep on keeping on no matter how hard the going may be”. Good advice. Often it is more difficult than reading this makes it out to be. Just as we can create the positive we can also create the negative. And we create those things that stop us from achieving what we want. And those things we create can induce significant pain in us that can seem too great to bear.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  8. Hey Sean,

    For the most part, I would say that there wouldn’t be many people who, in hindsight, would appreciate the mistakes that they made for the learnings that they gained afterwards. But then, if they hadn’t have made the mistake, then there is also a good chance that they had already learnt that lesson.

    Just a thought!



  9. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve made my share and then some of mistakes. Most of the time, I learned the first time and was able to move on. Sometimes, persistence can be a bad thing. lol Such as when one persists in “wrong thinking”, or continues to make the same mistake time after time. Then it’s just called stubborness or being mule-headed. 😀

    I’d like to think that I’m beyond that type of persistence now. With your help, Sean, I will now persist in doing things the right way.

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