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The Sweet Fruit of Success

“There are cycle of successes….and cycles of failures, when things disintegrate and you have to let them go in order to make room for new things to arise….If you resist at that point, it means you’re refusing to go with the flow of life. ” – Eckhart Tolle

Hello friends, when success fizzles out, at the last moment, like grain of sands through one’s clutches, the person is bound to feel crestfallen. It really hurts when success was right in front of your nose and you are about to grab it and then suddenly it decides to become elusive. The ensuing heartbreak is unavoidable. Yet, if we consider these success turned failures into the proverbial stepping stones to our renewed and resurgent effort towards achieving newer heights, then it might come knocking at our door, one fine day.

It’s absolutely true that success never comes easy to us, it requires great perseverance and tenacity on our part to make it happen. I must tell you the story of a brave youth of 27, who recently cleared trainee officer of much exalted Indian Police Services, IPS, from National Police Academy,Hyderabad.

You may wonder, what’s so special about his achievement! Actually three years ago, his dream of getting into the police service and becoming a sub – inspector went up in smokes when he failed to clear the mandatory 800 metres run to check the fitness of the candidate.

The son of a electrician, Sirisetti Sankeerth, who hails from Belampalli village in Telengana’s Mancherial district, had cleared the state exam to become a policeman. The pain of losing out was more acute, when he failed to clear the mandatory 800 metres race in 180 seconds, by a whisker!

He realised that he had to work hard on his fitness and also had to support his father’s meagre income to run the house. As he was a trained engineer, took up the job of an assistant executive engineer in Misson Bhagirath, a flagship project of the government.

He had to put his dream on the backburner, but still the fire within him was far from getting extinguished. Luckily for him he got a desk job which enabled him to manage time and improve his mental and physical preparation for the grueling UPSC (Union Public Services Commission) examination.

On his fifth attempt, the success at last decided to show its sweet face to him and he cleared the exam ranking 330th! The trainee officer of IPS is now preparing to go to France along with his cadre as part of a special training program.

Friends, when I read about his story, got overwhelmed by the strong determination of the young man. By sheer dint of his hardwork he had managed to turn the tide. From failing to become a Sub – Inspector, he is now a glittering officer of IPS.

Dreams do come true, the need is to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of one’s own failures and soar to the limit of the sky.

Hope you also liked the story of Sirisetti Sankeerth, the brave man is a real life inspiration for everyone who wants to persue their dreams, come what may!

Wishing you all, health and happiness. Adieu for now.

Source: The Times of India, Kolkata edition.


Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

33 thoughts on “The Sweet Fruit of Success

  1. Inspiring and motivating story indeed Mousumi. With every failure we are one step ahead in the journey of success. Also failures always teaches us the hardest lessons in life. Thanks for sharing Mousumi

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  2. Dreams do come true, the need is to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of one’s own failures and soar to the limit of the sky.
    Magical lines🪄

    Thanks for writing these power packed words 👑God bless you

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