Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soul,And sings the tune without the words,And never stops at all,And sweetest in the gale is heard;And sore must be the stormThat could abash the little birdThat kept so many warm.I’ve heard it in the chillest land,And on the strangest sea;Yet, never, in extremity,It asked a crumb of me.
Externally, sometimes, lot of uncertainties, continuous failures, and hostile surrounding environment might pull us down. Also, most importantly, our beloved family members & close friends might start losing hope on our Journey. Because we are not showing them any good results. They are getting tired of our long and arduous journey. And attempts after failed attempts, they will also start thinking ‘she is trying hard, but this is not for her. She is simply wasting our time as well as her life. It’s time for her to stop UPSC and start working on something else’.
Internally, even we will also start feeling ‘ I’ve reached dead end of the dark and black tunnel. There is no ray of hope. I am spoiling my prime youth age’. We may struggle hard and get rank in UPSC even if thousands of people start discouraging us. But we can’t even clear one stage ie Prelims, if we lose confidence on SELF. The main inner light we need to carry in this long journey in the desert of difficulties and uncertainties is HOPE. We need to believe, ‘Existential force won’t let any person unrewarded for their hardwork and sincerity’. If we are putting the efforts in a right way, our success may be delayed, but cannot be denied. Keep HOPE as bright as possible in this Dark hour. We shall achieve the destiny we have dreamt of very soon.