Thursday, 7 January 2016


A young lad asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told him to meet him near the river the next morning. 
The next day they met, Socrates asks the lad to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young lad by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong enough and kept him there until he started turning blue.

Socrates suddenly 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 your head was in the water? The boy replied “Air”. Socrates said to him“that’s the secrets to success. When you want success as badly as you want the air, then you will get it”


In histories about success, it has never for once been achieved in a platter of ease. It takes trials to taste triumph.