Are you willing to pay the price?: The IAS Dream -Clearing UPSC is a dream of millions but only a handful of them achieve this dream. Are you among those who can go an extra mile to achieve their dreams or are you ready to accept mediocrity as a way of life. This is an important question that you need to ask yourself. Napoleon Hill, who was one of the most influential men of his times once said,“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”This saying has been proved to be right time and again and it can prove to be true for you as well if only you know two things: there is a price to it and only you can pay that price.
So, what is the price for it you might want to ask and I will tell you that the price is turning off that TV, forgetting the weekends, letting go off that trip all of your friends are going to, cutting down on the time you spend doing what you love like chit chatting with your friends or playing squash, it is staying awake in the wee hours when everyone around you is sleeping, this is the price that you need to pay on your road to glory. Mostly aspirants fail to attain to their vision not because of a lack of necessary desire or motivation but because they grossly underestimate the price they have to pay in order to realise their dreams.
Are you willing to pay the price?: The IAS Dream
Success is a mathematical formula i.e.,ability multiplied by efforts and divided by distractions. The only quality you need in order to succeed is learning delayed gratification. It is learning how to push your desires a little further and how to wait a little longer. There is always a process that leads to success, it is always the same- first sow the seeds, water it, nurture it and then wait for it to yield the fruits. Unfortunately, these sweet fruits of success are not readily sold in our super markets !. The fruits of success demand the greatest price; they demand your time and effort.
Not everyone can succeed at one thing, Success in UPSC or in any other competitive exam is hardly the ultimate yardstick of life. But if you are willing to achieve it, you will have to ask yourself this important question; Am I willing to sacrifice everything in order to attain my goal? Ask this question to yourself a hundred times, and if the answer is a no even once, then stop wasting your time on it maybe you are meant to do something else.
The next time you meet a successful person, don’t ask them the secret of their success, instead ask them for the secrets of starvation. Ask them to teach you the ways of starving in abundance. Ask them the secrets of their thirst, hunger and their drive. Ask them to teach you the art of choosing a lonely street of success over a crowded marketplace of mediocrity, every time. Ask them for the price of success and be ready to pay it!
“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.”- David Brooks