There Are No Shortcuts To Success Essay

This story tells us there are no shortcuts to success, only way is hard work. Everybody thought there are some easier ways to live a life, no need to work for livelihood but the truth is that easier ways are always be the toughest way. Once there was a big forest nearby village. People usually cross it and went to the market for earning money. One day lark was singing and flying here and there, saw a villager was moving from there. The lark stopped the villager and asked him, “Where are you going?” Villager replied “I am going to the market”. Lark again asked him “What do you have in the box ? Villager said “Which box are you talking about? Lark said that one you are carrying with you and she sit on the box?” The farmer replied “Oh, this one it had worms and I was going to the market to trade them, in return buy some feathers. The lark said, “Look at me, I have many feathers on my body. I will pluck one and give it to you If you give me all the worms you have in this box as it will save me looking for worms.” The farmer gave all the worms of the box to the lark and the lark plucked one feather from his body and gave it to farmer in return. Next day the same will happened and this will continue day after tomorrow and on and on. The lark is happy as got her food easily, no need to go for hunt for worms but she forget that there are no shortcuts to success and farmer is also happy as he don’t have to travel up to the market. A day came when the lark had no more feathers to deal for her food with the villager ,in fact she couldn’t fly even a small distance and hunt for worms. Day by day she started looking ugly and stopped singing and due to hunger and very soon she died.

Moral of the story ” There are No Shortcuts to Success:”

The lark thought it was an easy way to get food without hunting, but it turned out to be the tougher way in the end. The same thing true in our lives.
We always look for the shortcuts for getting success, but success can be achieved by only hard work and true dedication towards your work. This way will take some little more time to get success, but keep in mind that there are no shortcuts to success.


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There is no shortcut to success and one can achieve their goal only through hard work and dedication. Education is the tool which can help one in achieving his/her goals, said Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman M.T. Krishna Babu.

Addressing the students at the inaugural of a three-day free training programme for youth, students and parents, organised jointly by the Sai Ganapathi College, Millennium Software Solutions and Minerva School at the Port Kalavani auditorium here on Friday, the Port Chairman said that of the four to five lakh Civil Service aspirants every year, only the top 50 or 100 make it to the IAS (Indian Administrative Service).

This was an indication of the stiff competition that students would have to face in attaining their goals and advised the students not to get distracted and waste their time as they would have to repent for it later.

Mr. Krishna Babu cautioned parents against pampering their children as that would weaken their resolve. There were tremendous opportunities these days and socially backward students could make use of the opportunities being provided to them by the government. He also underlined the importance of keeping oneself fit all the time through proper food and sleeping habits, physical exercise, abstaining from smoking and drugs, positive thinking, being cheerful and proper body language.

He advised the students to develop the habit of reading one good English newspaper every day, right from their Standard VIII, to widen their knowledge of various issues. These would be very useful in group discussions and interviews for various competitive examinations. He also advised them to pick up a good hobby as it could pep up their spirits. He advised the students not to miss the sessions during the three days.

Rotary District Governor nominee (2015-16) M. Jagadeeswara Rao outlined the activities of Rotary International, particularly in developing leadership qualities among youth. He commended the IMPACT Foundation for taking up the programme.

Gampa Nageshwar Rao of IMPACT conducted the programme.

Hundreds of students, mostly engineering colleges, and some parents attended the inaugural session.


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