September Motivation: How to Remain Motivated?


How to Remain Motivated?

The design and pattern of this exam and great journey is exhaustive, back breaking and strenuous.

One basic misnomer which we all have in our minds is the inability to differentiate between hard work and struggle.

Struggling people never can achieve the things they want. They are just living there life, working hard but no satisfaction at all. World is limited for the struggling persons. Struggling peoples are like a hamster in a rotating wheel. As we can see, a hamster keeps on running on a rotating wheel without any specific purpose, struggling peoples are also more of the same. They don’t enjoy what they are doing but they do & they do for others. 

Often the component of internal satisfaction is missing from struggle. Your preparation becomes complete when you have internal satisfaction and the self belief upon yourself.

Behind every human effort lies a hope for success. So keen is his desire for success that he fails to see any value in failures. But one must remember that failures are the pillars of success. They provide us an opportunity to realize our shortcomings so that we can constantly strive to improve ourselves, because,“Struggle is the key to Success”. Today’s world is a competitive world. Everyone here wants to be famous and wants success in his life. Whether he may be a successful boxer, sportsman, actor,writer or IAS/IPS/IRS/IFS etc his present position is only due to hard work.

I am sharing with you an incident where I actually understood the meaning of struggle from a very common man down the street, one belonging to the poorest of the poor.

 National Highway 8, New Delhi

A very lean, skinny, poor person on the street caught my attention. He was shouting “Nariyal lelo, Nariyal lelo”. The moment bus stopped he also got inside the bus and started selling it to other passengers.

I felt pity on him. I decided to hold a quick conversation with god. I questioned god, asking him why does he make such poor people struggle so much? What wrong has he done that he deserve to suffer so much? Why don’t you help him in some other ways.

There was a seat vacant next to mine. I called him and asked him to sit next to me. Again, because of my extrovert nature, I could easily interact.

I asked him about is whereabouts, family and other general things.

He introduces himself as Hukum Singh and hails from Bulandshehar (UP). He lives in Ghaziabad and travels 120 km everyday to sell coconut pieces in order to make a living. He has 2 daughters, recently married off the eldest one and the other is studying at college. I asked him is this work not very struggling?

His response : 

(English translation : Sir, I have been selling coconut from last twenty years. I couldn’t study much therefore couldn’t find a job. No work is small and one should have feeling of service in any work. I was working as a guard but there, they accused me of stealing and I was kicked out. Struggle is inherent to life. It becomes 45 degree Celsius outside, but we continue to sell irrespective of weather. I have to get my daughter educated well. God has helped me a lot and I am grateful to him for that. With well wishers like you around, the caravan of life would continue moving.)

I was literally crying. Although I don’t buy cut-fruits from vendors but today was no regular day and Hukum Singh ji was no regular vendor. I took out a Rs 10 note from my pocket and handed him for the coconut. ( That’s him selling coconut)

I don’t know how much this guy must be saving but the fact he has no complaints, the fact he was providing education to her daughter made me ask several question to myself.

I study in an air conditioned class, have no such financial problem but still complain a lot, calling myself as a ‘struggling aspirant’ and here is someone who is struggling a different way altogether and is yet very happy and contended.

Dear Readers,

Perhaps Hukum Singh is right, “Struggle is indeed inherent to life”.Success may be described as the realization of an aim like becoming an IAS officer or qualifying for civil services and for the realization of any aim hard work is essential. Hard work helps us to develop our potential to the maximum and strive for excellence in any field.

Hard work makes us better prepared to face adverse situations. Hard work helps an athlete to persevere in a race and win it; it helps an average student to become extraordinary, it helps to transform destinies.

Success is basically about how you can turn adverse situations in your favor.

So, focus your energies in a concentrated manner on your goal and then start perspiring for it. The choice of the goal and the effort taken in reaching it are complementary: if you want to achieve something for the love of it, and not because it is the done thing, no amount of hard work would tire you.

Achieving success is almost like finding God the destination is the same, but the roads are as varied as the seekers. All you need to do is choose your path…

Sunny Pandey