Let me share with you one of the most motivational stories on how to achieve success in life.
There was a young man who had a desire to be highly successful in life. But he did not know how. He went to a guru to ask him the formula for success. The guru listened to him and asked him to see him early morning at 4 am.
The young man, very curious and eager to get the success formula, reaches the door steps of the guru the next morning. The guru takes him to the river. The young man gets even more excited. Then he takes him inside the chilling cold waters of the river. The young man starts shivering due to the cold water. The guru takes him even more deeper till the water reaches their neck level.
The man gets anxious and panicky. He asks the guru where is the success formula. Then to his shock, the guru holds his neck and pushes his head into the cold water. The man feels as if his death is near as he is unable to breathe. Then the guru releases his head. The moment the man’s head is out of water, he is gasping for this breaths. Once again the guru puts his head in water. After a minute he releases him. This time, the young man is heavily gasping for his breath.
The guru then asks him to return to the river bank.
The young man gets furious at guru and asks him why he did so. The guru simply asks him one question, “What did you want the most when your head was in the water?”
The young man, still furious, replies, “All I wanted was to breathe, to get some fresh air.”
Then the guru speaks his words of wisdom. “Son, when you want success as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. This is the only formula for success!”