Once a young man asked Socrates the secret to success.Socrates asked the young man to meet him at the river side the next morning.They met.Socrates asked the young man to walk with him into the water & he did.Suddenly Socrates ducked the kid under water & held him there till the kid started turning blue.Then,Socrates pulled him out.The first thing the kid did was to take a deep breath.Socrates asked him,”Son when you were under water what did you want the most”?
The young man said,’Air’.
Socrates said,‘Son there is no secret to success.When you want success,as badly as you wanted air when you were in the water you will have it.Nobody will be able to stop you that day’. This is called a burning desire.This is the difference between preference & convictions in life ;preferences are negotiable,convictions are not; & under pressure,preferences always become weak whereas convictions become stronger.
Source : You Can Sell by SHIV KHERA