Saturday, January 5, 2013

Burning Desire

I read this as a ZEN story, but it is referred to as a Greek story in this Inspirational Blog

Here is what Burning Desire means:

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward 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 said, "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.

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...

6 comments :

Ssaameer Sunil Limaye said...

Inspiring and bare truth! Have shared on my Facebook timeline, Twitter and Google Plus accounts drawing reference to your blog.

Seeking your blessings,
Ssaameer Sunil Limaye

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

:) Had read it before, but hearing it from persons of substance like u again reinforces such inspirational thoughts. Thx.

Dinesh said...

Dear Sir,
Excellent.
I think the post conveys the real meaning of a 'Burning Desire' effectively.
Regards,
Dinesh

Dinesh said...

Dear Sir,
Some other quotes (from the internet) of the great Socrates are
1) The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
2) The only Real Wisdom is knowing you know Nothing.
3) Pursue excellence and success will follow.
4) Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
5) Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Regards,
Dinesh

AK said...

thanks sir,

u care alot for your readers...
keep it up...
my very best wishes to you..

Rajveer said...

Yes, i have a desire to succeed in trading, not a burning desire. Thank u for giving be direction.

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