Be Ambitious With Your Goals, Patient With Your Deadlines !
It is dangerous to be ambitious with the deadline…
I Found that Many Aspirants does this mistake, It was trying to run a marathon as if it were a sprint. When you run a marathon, you need the motivation to get started and go the distance. But you need to have the patience to not burn yourself out early on. Sprinters won’t last three miles, never mind the full twenty-six.
If You Want to Know How Long, Ask an Expert
I’ve always found that if you want to know how long something will take, ask someone who has already done it. Sounds obvious, but few people do it. When you’re motivated, it’s easy to think that somehow you can beat the odds and compress the years of work from someone else into a few months.
Setting unrealistic deadlines is a recipe for stress. Motivation is good. Blind your overconfidence.
When I first got interested in the idea of Preparing for UPSC , I was told that in average it will be difficult to achive with all your motivation and ideas could do it in less time.
The Path is Long, Learn to Enjoy It
If you can’t enjoy the process leading up to a goal, it probably isn’t worth starting. The time spent enjoying a win is far shorter than the work leading up to it. If reaching the end is your only motivation to keep going, you probably won’t make it very far.
Don’t just reject the months & Years because you feel you can do it faster. Find a way to enjoy it for that entire time, because it’s the most realistic estimate you’re going to get.