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What is the Secret to Success?

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What is the Secret to Success?

 

 

 

 

 

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning.

Next morning, they met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him under the water.

 

The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him under the water until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was gasp and then he took a deep breath of air.

 

Socrates asked, “What did you want the most when you were under the water?”

 

The boy replied, “Air”.

 

Socrates said: “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air, then you will get it. There is no other secret”.

 

Moral of the Story:

 

A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishments. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.

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