MOTIVATION : Is it going against you?

~V.Nagaraju –

When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

~Henry Ford

Don’t worry, I am not going to ask what all is going against you and I am sure the list will be different from one person to another. But I would still like to goad you to ask the question yourself – what all are the things that are standing in your way between you and your goal. I think one of the first steps to clearing a hurdle is to identify it, and honestly acknowledge it and then try and find ways to sort it. Of course there are going to be things that are going to work against you. It has done so in the past to you, to me, to the IAS topper and to the biggest achievers in the world. That doesn’t change anything though.

Cos challenges are not where the solutions start, it is your actions which determine the solution and you who determines the impact of those hurdles on you. You can sit in the corner and complain the things that are going against you or remember that when things are going against you, they are just questioning your committment to making things happen, they are not questioning your ability. It certainly seems very much like that but every achievement in the world asks that one right thing – HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT IT and what all you are going to do to make it yours. You can do a lot of things but listing of problems is not going to be one of them. It is you who is control, seize it and you shall be more than fine to rein in this exam!

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  • Thank you 🙂

  • doclion

    Thnx sir, how much you want it…. this is the prerequisit of success in any exam…..becoz if you want it in any way, with any cost, you are ready to achieve it and will achieve it, need is to just moving on step by step improving yourself agsinst odds n being there…. thnx for motivation n regards….

  • CBN………..

    rightly said……………true…..we have to identify those things which r going against our goal and have to do away with them……………

    • 🙂 .. Thank you CBN.. I think its a 3 step process, identify, work on it, take feedback and work again 🙂

  • tastas

    Thank you so much sir. This article of yours made me reckon my commitment and got the anwer of my preparation backwardness.At least you are there to motivate and truly guide us . Highly obliged to such care for all aspirants .Almighty always be with you, amen.

    • 🙂 Glad it helped my friend.. Thanks so much for your lovely words and prayers. Happy to hear that the articles are helping. Will keep continuing the effort and do a value addition in whatever small ways we can 🙂


      • swati

        your articles on each and every topic is truly indispensable for aspirants esp those who dnt hv any access to guidance or coaching..thnx sir n
        god bless u..

        • Thank you Swati. Humbled and extremely proud reading this :). Thanks so much for such kind words.


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