Small Stories

The Secret of Success-Small Story


When a young man asked a wise man, Socrates, the secret to success. Socrates patiently listened to the man’s question and told him to meet near the river the next morning to find the answer. The next morning Socrates asked the young man to accompany her to the river. As they entered the river, the water reached the neck. But to the surprise of the young man Socrates put him in the water.

The young man struggled to get out of the water, but Socrates was strong and kept it there until the boy began to turn blue. Socrates pulled the man’s head out of the water. The young man gasped for breath. Socrates asked, ‘What did you want most when your head was in the water?’ The young man replied, “The spirit.” “That is the secret of success,” said Socrates. When you are looking for success as you were looking for air while in the water, then you will find it. There is no other secret. ”

Moral of the short story:

A burning desire is the beginning of all things. Just as a small fire can not give off too much heat, a weak desire cannot produce good results.



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