This is a short motivational story of Socrates and his powerful teachings. He was a great Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western Philosophy.
Once there was a young boy. He was very lazy and reluctant to work and progress. His mindset was negative toward the life.
One day someone tells him to go and get some teachings from the great philosopher Socrates.
Then a young boy found the way to reach to Socrates and he asked Socrates, how he could get wisdom, prosperity, and success.
Socrates replied to him, ”Do you really want it and are you willing to devote yourself for that?”.
The young boy said to him, ”I want to be successful in my life and I can do anything for that”.
Then, Socrates told him, “Ok, you have to come to me next day.
Next day, He took the young boy to a river, and ordered him,
”Go under the water and stand straight in the river, until I will not call you back ”.
The boy followed the order of Socrates.
Then suddenly Socrates pushed and drowned the boy’s head under the water with his full force, held it there until the boy gasping for air to breathe, then relaxed and released his head.
The boy was unconscious for some time.
When the boy regained his composure, he asked him, “What did you desire most when you were under water?”
“I wanted air badly to breathe”, said the boy.
Socrates said to him, “When you want wisdom, and success as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, you will receive it”.
The boy was astonished by Socrates teaching, and now he knew that the intense desire is the important key to become successful in life.
Powerful Lesson Of The Story:
If you want to attain something great in life, build the strong-will and passion for that particular thing. Intense desire and powerful belief can change the impossible into possible.