It was a cold and silent night. The weather was freezing cold. A group of monkeys was on a tree. They were clinging to its branches. One of the monkeys said, “I wish we could find some fire. It will help us to keep warm.”
Suddenly they noticed a flock of fireflies. One of the young monkeys thought it was fire. He caught a firefly. He put it under a dry leaf and started blowing at it. Some other monkeys also joined in his efforts.
In the meanwhile, a sparrow came flying to its nest, which was on the same tree the monkeys were sitting on. She noticed what they were doing. The sparrow laughed. She said, “Hey silly monkeys, that is a firefly, not a real fire. I think all of you should take shelter in a cave.”
The monkeys did not listen to the sparrow. They continued to blow at the poor firefly.
After some time, the monkeys became very tired. Now they realized that what the sparrow had said was correct. They set free the firefly and moved to a nearby cave.
In UPSC, we have to trust the process and keep trying ON for a long time. A Strong Perseverance is needed when we are hiking the most uncertain peak. We may fail and fall at times. But we have to start afresh and keep putting in the efforts with full energy.
In addition to that, we should also ensure the methods and tools we are using are matching to the goal. We should do the regular Course Corrections. We should be open to the new methods of remembering the factual data in Art & Culture, Environment. We can try to learn new ways of presentation of subjects in Essays and Mains. We can see the answer copies of Toppers. Let’s Explore any tricks to increase your accuracy levels in MCQs marking.
If you have got poor marks in previous Prelims, there must be some problem with your methods and approaches to the exam. Meet the good mentors and sincere well-wishers. Discuss the path ahead. Carve out a new strategy for the upcoming trail. Be open to new learnings everyday. Perseverance alone won’t lead us to the Success.