Burning Desire

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     A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their necks, Socrates took the young man by surprise and dunked him under the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and held him down. When the boy started turning blue, Socrates raised the boy's head out of the water. 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 under water?" the boy replied, "Air." Socrates said, "That is the secret to success. When you want success as intensely as you wanted air underwater, then you will have it." There is no other secret.

Moral of the Story:
 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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