As a word success is indeed very sweet. Everybody wants it. But it cannot be taken for granted. Every student wants success in the examination and works hard to achieve it. A businessman wants success in his business. A surgeon wants to perform a successful operation and a lawyer wants that he should be successful in winning a case. “Success in life” is a common term for all. A student’s success in an examination is just not enough unless he is able to utilize his knowledge thus gained in later life. All parents want that their children should be successful in life and they spend do whatever they legitimately can to achieve the aim. Still, all men are not successful in life. Some work extremely hard but Dame Luck does not smile on them. Others don’t exert so much and still they get success, name and fame. One can say that in certain cases, chance does play its part.
Sometimes a person gets an opportunity for success and he avails himself of it without delay. And there may be others, more intelligent and hardworking, who may never get an opportunity for success and progress in life. This is, however, not true in all the cases. If we study the lives of successful men carefully, we realize that such men have worked very hard at one time or the other in their lives. Even mere hard work is not enough, unless this hard work is done in a systematic and well-planned manner. A particular student may burn the midnight oil but may not fare well in the examination.
But there may be another who may put in just a fraction of the labour put in by the former but may come out with flying colors. So, proper planning and thoughtful arrangement of material are essential to be successful in a venture, may be an examination, an interview or any other activity. To this, must be added proper guidance which can be provided only by a highly qualified and experienced person. Many believe, particularly in the modern corrupt world, that unjust methods such as flattery, bribery, favoritism, egotism, etc., are essential for success. Of course, we should not deny that corruption and malpractices do exist on a large scale.