Working in the civil services is, for the most part, a rewarding, valuable career choice. Getting into it however, is a whole different ball game. One involving innumerable cups of coffee, little to no sleep and frequent bouts of existential panic. The UPSC exams require a massive amount of preparation, and take a mighty toll on you mentally, physically and emotionally.
To that end, these quotes by toppers of the civil services examinations might help you along the way.
Studying seems to be one of the toughest tasks for most students. Generally at the time of exams, it is not easy for students to concentrate for long hours but if you aspire to reach somewhere, putting in hard work is imperative. You need a boost through motivational quotes for students in order to remain focused and pass the final hurdle. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an extraordinary student or an average student. You must know how pressure needs to be handled.
Exam stress is tough but if you want to get somewhere, you have to put the work in. When you’re in the exam hall and your invigilator shouts motivational quotes to keep the pressure on, these quotes will help you boost your study motivation to get you over that final hurdle. No matter what type of student you are, these study motivational quotes will help you focus.
Writing your goal on a note and keeping it in front of you always help. You could also change the screensaver or wallpaper of your phone to some interesting motivational quotes for students as it will help you become a more positive and hard working individual.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”– Gandhi
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.” – Francois Voltaire
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
“The journey is the reward.” – Chinese Proverb
“Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” – Henry L. Doherty
“What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.” – Thomas Carlyle
“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B. F Skinner
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” – General Colin Powell
“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
“Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” – William A. Ward
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts
“The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret” – Leo Bascaglia
“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – William Durant
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree
“Learn something new every day under the sun. You will never get old if you do.” – Lois Bey
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” –Christian D. Larson
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation” – Arthur Ashe
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
- Our Deepest Fear
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do” --Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love
If not you, then who? We are taught as children that others are great, and that we are not, so I ask the question, “Where do the “great” come from?”
I submit to you that the great arise from the most mundane of places; the great are those who refuse to remain as they are; the great are those who believe in their greatness.
- You Will Become What You Think About
“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” --James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
The thoughts that you harbor in your mind, the ones that you continually give your attention to, those thoughts will eventually become your life.
If you see yourself as a success, then you will become a success; whatever you consistently ponder, you will become.
- Your Life Should be an Adventure
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”--Helen Keller
Whatever your dream, go after it; never settle for a life of quiet desperation, never become a realist. John Eliot said, “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” Your life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
- You Should Never Overestimate the Competition
“The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”-- Timothy Ferris, The Four Hour Work Week
Someone has to be successful, someone has to write the next bestseller, someone has to be number one, someone has to be on the best, why not you! As the famous poem goes, “You have all that the greatest of men have had, two hands, and two feet.”
- Just Keep on Working
“I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.”--Greg Evans
Keep working, and keep working, and keep working towards your goal, eventually you will get there. The key is to remain focused on your goal! I like what J.C. Penny said, he said, “Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.”
- If You Want It, Go Get It
“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”--Will Smith in the Movie: Pursuit of Happyness
There will always be “little men” telling you “how you can’t, why you can’t, and how you’re going to fail when you try.” But if you have a dream, go after it; never let someone tell you what you can’t do. You can do whatever you believe you can do.
- Remember: Success Always Starts Small
“The greatest achievement was at first, and for a time, but a dream.” --Napoleon Hill
The largest tree was once a tiny seed. There was a time when Microsoft wasn't on any computers; there was a time when Michael Jordan had never scored in a basketball game. Never despise small beginnings, every success starts small. So stay focused, if your focus is steady, you will succeed!