Do UPSC isn’t for an average student?
A longtime GuruTechy reader asked me, I’am slow learner. I used to score average and below average marks in my school and college days. But I somehow I managed to graduate. Now I wanted to prepare for upsc examination. But what I learned is most of the toppers came from IIT and other top institutes, but I graduated from a tier- 3 college. I know this exam is harder and a long journey. So, I wanted to know that I have any scope.
I found most students have this doubt, nagging in their head. Some students develop this mindset themselves and some students because of the naysayers around them.
Have a correct mindset.
First and foremost, change your mindset. Because you’re what you think.
Walter D. Wintle once said in his poem,
- “If you think you are beaten, you are
- If you think you dare not, you don’t,
- If you like to win, but you think you can’t
- It is almost certain you won’t.
- If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
- For out of the world we find,
- Success begins with a fellow’s will
- It’s all in the state of mind.
- If you think you are outclassed, you are
- You’ve got to think high to rise,
- You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
- You can ever win a prize.
- Life’s battles don’t always go
- To the stronger or faster man,
- But soon or late the man who wins
- Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”
Abraham lincoln. He failed numerous time before he became president.
You don’t fail until you quit.
Our former president Abdul kalam was failed in his dream of becoming pilot, but end up becoming a world class scientist.
Thomas Edison, one of the earliest and greatest inventor of all time, was expelled from the school in his childhood, because he was mentally deficient.
Give it a try
There is a great quote by michael jordan.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
If you simply leave off because of your self doubt and assumptions of the naysayers. You will regret in your future for not give it a try.
Think about it, if Abdul kalam never tried once more again, we would not have seen a such a president and scientist in our country.
If Abraham Lincoln quited because of his ever ending failures, he would not become the president of America.
Failure is not a bad thing but not participating.
Don’t you improve your chances of getting more heads (or tails), if you flip the coins more number of times?
UPSC is for everyone.
Actually unlike other exams, Upsc is very subjective in its nature.
I have seen students who fails to qualify prelims tops the CSE in the same year or next. Also officers who work as IRS or IPS fail even in prelims in the next time.
Remember GS papers are General Knowledge that is something which a well read mature person should know.
So, all you need to do is, developing intensive reading habit and good writing skill.
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