Why did you start preparing for UPSC? And what keeps you motivated? - ForumIAS

Why did you start preparing for UPSC? And what keeps you motivated?

Everyone preparing for UPSC are giving their 100% effort. But I think, one thing that separates the successful from the unfortunately unsuccessful ones, is the motivating factor like some role model or some injustice one has witnessed and want to make a change or financial issues or anything else.

I request everyone to share their purpose, so that others can connect to them and realign their purpose, and get motivated again.


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Deepak802,Dora-the_Explorerand5 otherslike this
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Meri toh ek hi motivation hai, kissi se bachpan mein bol diya mummy papa ko isse padha likha ke kya collector banoge , toh puri duniya ko batana ki bhiya mere mummy papa ne padha likha ke collector kya ambassador bhi bana diya 
Neyawn,Deepak802and5 otherslike this
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Meri toh ek hi motivation hai, kissi se bachpan mein bol diya mummy papa ko isse padha likha ke kya collector banoge , toh puri duniya ko batana ki bhiya mere mummy papa ne padha likha ke collector kya ambassador bhi bana diya 

Last year, I asked a female candidate the same question. We worked on the answer through iterations. She did get a little agitated when I asked her multiple times why IAS ?

Her lines were exactly the same. Padh ke kya Collector banegi?

She secured under Rank 15 in the last years result!

So your reason is good enough. Most people have seeds planted in their minds at a young age when someone in society uses such language/ taunts.

In fact, there was another doctor candidate last year - and a proper MBBS doctor. I asked her why IAS after Doctor, she also said the same thing. We worked on the answer. She secured Rank under 90, and got proper IAS. It was her first Interview ! And among the highest marks in the Interview - 201



So you have fairly good reasons why you want to do it :)

And I am writing this, so that you know that kids who make it, are not very different from you before they make it.


Deepak802,Tetsukoand7 otherslike this
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@Neyawn Thanks , this made my day . I think I feel more confident and enthusiastic now about preparation. Your guidance has always been helpful. 


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@Neyawn but dont u think this motivation wont help in making 1 stay afloat in tensed and 2 delicate(wont say complex if general nature understood) public service field??See Hayana cadre lady or Noida Dm or MP collctors' irritation these r latest recruits guess cleared with same though8!IMO k 2 hav such fantasies in earlier attempts but later aim shuld evolve no b it eithr 4 job or 4 burning service motivation??


You do make a valid point.

Motivation isnt something that stays for a very long time. Motivation has to be sustained regularly. And that will happen not just by having a childhood memory. As you grow and evolve in services, what will motivate you is the impact you will have on people on a day to day basis. Not the childhood motivation. There will be new motivations and old motivations will wean away as you grow. 

Maslow has given made a hierarchy of these factors. 

And at some point of time, remember that everything becomes a job. And jobs are monotonous, boring, repetitive. 

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Casablanca,No 1
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@Neyawn ur username? is it a reference to matrix.


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