A young man asked Socrates the secret of success. Socrates told the man to meet him near the river the next morning.
When they met, Socrates asked the young man to walk with him into the river. Once the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and swiftly ducked him under the water.
The man struggled to get loose, but Socrates was strong and held him there until the man’s face started turning blue. Finally, Socrates pulled the young man’s head out of the water. The first thing he did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air.
Socrates asked him, “What did you want the most when you were down there?”
The young man replied, “Air!”
Socrates said, “That is the secret of success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it!”
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