What would you say the starting point of success is? The answer is desire! Strong desire to reach out and achieve your goals are the starting point of all success stories. This short story will show us just how.
A young man once asked Socrates what the secret to success was. Socrates then went ahead and told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out, but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water, and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, ‘What did you want the most when you were there?” The boy replied, “Air.” Socrates went on to say to him, “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it.” There is no other secret.
Moral of the short story:
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.