Once a young man asked the wise man, Socrates,  the secret to success. Socrates patiently listened to the man’s question and told him to meet him near the river the next morning for the answer. The next morning Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. As they went in the river  the water got up to their neck. But to the young man’s surprise Socrates ducked him into the water.

The young man struggled to get out of the water, but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled the man’s head out of the water. The young man gasps and took a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, ‘What did you want the most when your head was in the water?” The young man replied, “Air.” Socrates said, “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air while you were in the water, 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.

 

Comments

I'm inspired by the above story.Please continue with the motivation Errol17 January 2018
I like your qoutes innovative and motivatebus the young generation. NOEL NGWEBU17 January 2018
Inspiring Esau Yona 17 January 2018
so true reminds me of the book "THINK & GROW RICH nelson17 January 2018
You know I once saw ECONET building up a comms booster in our hood and what amazed me was the pit size for the foundation and reinforcements.. That open my mind to something, that ,the higher you want to rise the more you are anchored in that dream of rising.... You have to be firmly founded and reinforced ,to be deep in passion of your goal for that is your limit in the success journey. Henry Murefu18 January 2018
Wooow, nicely crafted. However, the paradox still goes on, nor matter how hot the fire is, if there is nothing to be burnt or cooked on the fire, the fire seizes to perform its function of being fire. My question would be how far will a great desire for oxygen take you if there is nothing to live for? How far will the sound ideas be implemented if there be no resources to finance the bigger dreams. Are there any initiatives targeting the youths who have these "strong desire for oxygen" to provide with funding to bring something on these very hot fires/flames so that we evidently realize how hot they are (result based evidence). Kundai 18 January 2018
i liked the story. And for sure, a BURNING DESIRE is the beginning point of all wins. luke mutusva1 February 2018
the burning desire for success is the starting point in the race for success,for sure simon Gwena7 February 2018
Wow. This is spot on! Keith Ndlovu7 February 2018
@Kundai, i asked the president on his facebook page the very same thing.

however, i liked the story, anything that adds on to my already burning desires really is a to die for for.
Thank you Elevate and Econet for giving the youths hope
Masimba Munangu14 February 2018
So touching and inspiring . Success needs people with a burning Desire and Belief. It is something that cannot happen over the night, it's a long journey. Donald Matandare7 March 2018
So touching and inspiring . Success needs people with a burning Desire and Belief. It is something that cannot happen over the night, it's a long journey. Donald Matandare7 March 2018
So motivating. We only have to turn this theory into practice....otherwise if we do not fight for the desired oxygen all will end up in the #wishlist. Rutendo29 March 2018

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