SuccessThe 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. They met. Socrates asked the young man to
walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the
young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but
Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates
pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and
take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, ‘What did you want the most when you were
there?” The boy replied, “Air.” Socrates said, “That is the secret to success. When you
want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it.” There is no other
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot
give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.

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Written by Aaina Chopra

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