There is a story about one great mystic, Milarepa:
When he went to his Master in Tibet, he was so humble, so pure, so authentic, that other disciples became jealous of him. It was certain that he would be the successor. And of course there was politics, so they tried to kill him.
One day they said to him, “If you really believe in the Master, can you jump from the hill? If you really believe, if the trust is there, then nothing – no harm is going to happen.” And Milarepa jumped without even hesitating for a single moment. They rushed down because it was almost a three-thousand-foot deep valley. They went down to find his scattered bones, but he was sitting there in a lotus posture, very happy, tremendously happy.
He opened his eyes and said, “You are right; trust saves.”
They thought it must be some coincidence, so when the house was on fire one day, they told him, “If you love your Master and you trust, you can go in.” He rushed in to save the woman and the child who were left inside. He came, and the fire was too great and they were hoping that he would die, but he was not burned at all. And he became more and more radiant, because the trust….
One day they were going somewhere, they were to cross a river, and they told him, “You need not go in the boat. You have such great trust; you can walk on the river” – and he walked.
That was the first time the Master saw him. He was not aware that he had been told to jump into the valley and told to go into the burning house; he was not aware. But that time he was there on the bank and he saw him walking, and he said, “What are you doing? It is impossible!”
And Milarepa said, “Not impossible at all! I am doing it by your power, sir.”
Now the Master thought, “If my name and my power can do this to this ignorant, stupid man…. I have never tried it myself”… so he tried. He drowned. Nothing has been heard about him after that.
The above story might appear a little fancy. But it conveys the core message about the power of TRUST. Even if you are super intelligent and hyper talented, you will be bound to fail if you don’t have trust in the process. Conversely, if you’re an average student and if you have strong conviction about your Discipline and positive belief in the process, you will definitely win. You will definitely get into the rank list, provided you completely surrender yourSelf to the process rather than the results.
You may take more time to complete the syllabus. Your scores in the Mocks may not increase drastically. You may not be able to write all the answers in the Mains Tests. But your conviction and disciplined preparation will bring consistent and stable developments in your knowledge base and skill sets. You will start gaining confidence by seeing your day to day preparation without any hiccups.
Miracles will happen in life when you let them happen.