Secret of 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 your goal-setting-activity are 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 secret.”

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The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. Napoleon Hill wrote: ” Whenever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

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.


Source– Dr. Rivolt


  1. Nikhil Patel said:

    destiny is simply the strength of your desire !!!!

    March 28, 2016
  2. Arpana said:

    Really amazing sir

    March 27, 2016
  3. RAJMOHAN said:


    March 27, 2016
  4. Karthik said:

    Excellent one sir. Highly inspiring! Thank you

    March 27, 2016
  5. Yashpal said:

    1 no….sirji

    March 26, 2016
  6. Shiva shankar said:

    Very good article…

    March 26, 2016
  7. Mevada Ajay Kumar said:

    Good Example Sir…

    March 26, 2016
  8. Om said:

    Nice one sir

    March 26, 2016

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