The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve

a purpose. Napoleon Hill wrote,”Whatever the mind of man can conceive

and believe, the mind can achieve.

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Here is a short story .

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 and Socrates

asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water

got up to their necks, Socrates took the young man by surprise and pushed

him under the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates kept him there.

When the boy started turning blue, Socrates raised the boy’s head out of the water.

The first thing the boy did was to take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, “what did

you want the most when you were under water? ” The boy replied, “Air.” Socrates said,

“That’s is the secret of success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air underwater, you will have it.” There is no other secret.

This is called the burning desire. In the business community, we call it the fire in the belly. In the sports community, we call it the

killer instinct.

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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.

Published by Bishal Chetry

Blogger, geography graduate.


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