From Failure to Success: My Journey of Clearing UPSC | IES Akhand Swarup | Josh Talks


I was always a very, you can say that average kind of a student or below average kind of a student who was never interested in studies I cleared almost 8-10 Government exams with the UPSC Engineering Services We imagine a lot of things We envision a lot of things, that we’ll do that, we’ll do this But when it comes to implementation, there is a huge gap between the thinking, the idea and the implementation of that idea. Myself, Akhand Swaroop Pandit And I am an IAS Officer I am the Founder of the Catalyst group I won two-time National Power-Lifting Championship So You must be thinking that how a person who was never interested in studies changed into someone that is an IES Officer who cleared the exam on UPSC you must be wondering, so let me take you through a journey to understand how I transformed into this There was a time when I was in college just wandering around with my friends What happened was we received a random call And on that call A person tells me that Sir I retrieved your phone number from this person’s mobile calling list and in that your phone number was present, the person has met an accident The driver accompanying him has died, whereas the person from whose mobile I got your phone number is in a critical state bleeding and head is severely injured Wherever you are, please come here I was shocked, I couldn’t comprehend what exactly had happened When I asked him again that who is it and what has happened The person then told me that this is what has happened I understood that he is talking about my father I got shocked and was taken aback I was thousand kilometers away from my father I couldn’t comprehend what I was supposed to do I left everything and I ran away for him I couldn’t understand, there was no train, no bus I somehow managed, taking a bus, auto, whatever was available I completed that journey, and that journey you could say was the worst as well as the journey which transformed me Worst because during that journey there was no way I could contact my father He was with somebody who was a known person I couldn’t understand what I should ask and to whom I didn’t even know how my father was keeping and how his conditions were. When I reached there, we handled the expenses in some manner, there was a lot of expenditure Whatever I had saved somehow, because my father’s condition was critical and nobody knew anything we somehow recovered out of that situation But post that incident, I understood one thing that the way I was leading my life, life wouldn’t pan out well I have to transform my life, I have to change myself Because I wanted something that something either comes to my life or I should achieve something of that stature that I never have to face a situation like that ever again where I am feeling helpless and I do not know whether my father is alive or not So what happened I realized the thing that realizing doesn’t solve things I have felt this myself We imagine a lot of things, envision many great things that we’ll do that and this. But when it comes to implementing it there is a very big gap between the thinking, the idea and the implementation of that idea that gap we have to bridge, we have to connect those two things. If you can connect the two- that you can implement what you’ve imagined then everything can happen. After that incident, I understood one thing if you want to do something in life, and create an impact Otherwise, everything will continue in the same manner In the future, if anything happens either in the family or with me whoever it might be, I will not be able to handle it Then after that, what I did is that I started studying Because a normal middle class person a below average middle class person feels that only studies can solve everything everyone feels that So what I did is that I started studying While studying I realized that UPSC is a really good exam if you can clear it, you get power, gravity, respect, and everything So what I did is that I started studying In the beginning, I didn’t have a clue, where I would study, what I was supposed to study. and in what manner I should study A lot of times, incidents happened which made me frustrated I couldn’t understand what I should do I couldn’t understand where I should study, what I should study When I started studying, I had to leave my job at the gym because I couldn’t study alongside the gym I continued going to the gym, but discontinued being a gym trainer Now what I did is that I started teaching I thought that if I teach people, I will be able to learn and revise myself And alongside, I will be able to earn also which I can send to my family, and keep some for myself So I did was, I started teaching I was in a very small city again but tutoring jobs and opportunities are more prevalent in big cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune Jobs are present in these places So what followed is I started searching for jobs in that manner Back then I would have to travel to different places every weekend I started tutoring I would start from my college on Friday Saturday, Sunday I would travel to different cities, be it Delhi or Bangalore Saturday I would halt on the station and sleep there I din’t have the money to rent a hotel room Post that, on Sundays I would take the classes And return again. This became a routine And sometimes I would feel, it’s crossing the limits, I can’t do this But again I would be reminded that If I don’t overcome this today If I don’t overcome this problem, this frustration today, then this frustration will overtake me And the future times will turn out to be critical for me and my family which I had felt before One thing we should always remember is that Failures, frustrations, all these things are a part of our success path. All these are sort of ingredients to our success if we mix them all. Without them, you will not be able to enjoy success. Without failure, without overcoming frustration We will never feel that we have achieved something. For that feel, you have to undergo these emotions We should fix small goals We should never fixate a big goal That I fix a big goal that today I will become a successful man If you fix a big goal and you face frustration and failure, then you will not be able to deal with it Fix goals everyday You have to fix your goals on a daily basis, a monthly basis, on a weekly basis Because if you will complete those goals You will feel satisfied, and on completing a single goal You will get an idea for a second goal Because if you want to reach that level, you have to move, one step by another step Those step are our goals We have to conquer those small goals first Keep doing them, one by one, you will keep getting an idea, If we talk about an idea, there is one thing that is very important is that whenever you want success, you should find an idea. Idea means, you should find a reason behind your motivation. Without reason you’ll never get motivated There’s no motivation without a reason. If I tell you I’m motivated, you’ll ask me for a reason. Everyone wants something in their life. If I want to achieve something, if I want to crack UPSC then why do I want to do it? I have to find the reason. Reason doesn’t mean that I did it because my friend did it. It doesn’t mean that I went because my friend went to Delhi for coaching so I start following him. This is not the reason. Because this reason is not strong enough to hold you till the end. You’ll get frustrated, and you’ll leave that. He did that, I can’t do it. You’ll leave it. But if you have a solid reason Then whenever you face failure, you’ll never give up. You’ll say I want to do it for a reason. Reason can be anything. Reason can be power. Reason can be respect. Reason can be money. Reason can be anything. Reason can be anything. Reason can be that i’ll make my parents proud. I will make my family proud. I’ll do this. I’ll do that. Reason can be anything but it should have solid foundation. It should have a solid base. Without base reason is nothing. It’s nothing. There’s no motivation without reason. You can never become successful without motivation. No one has ever become successful without motivation. This is one fixed point. Which is very clear. Doing and following all of this gradually, my time passed. I kept studying, and at that particular time I overcame everything. I cleared almost 8-10 government exams with the UPSC engineering services I was almost cleared with first rank in two national level examinations I got first rank and also in other exams I was in top ten only. The reason, again I’ve told you that the reason is the most important thing which always kept circulating in my mind. That I have to do this and this is my reason. In today’s time only he is successful who is using his brains. Smartwork is required with hardwork. If you work hard for example if you study for 12-15 hours you’ll study for 20 hours and achieve success. But if you work at that particular point with smartness if you use that extra smartness there then you can learn those same things in just 6 hours. And one thing that I’ve always felt that nothing can ever fail you, unless and until you fixate yourself on failure you declare to yourself, that you have failed No matter what happens, you have to make yourselves believe you have to make yourselves understand that today is your day every day is your day Nobody can snatch your growth, your success, your desire from your hand You only have to work hard hardships will come, failures will come, but you don’t fall You have to work hard continuously anytime, anywhere you might face failure you will feel embarrassed, you will feel broken but just accept that failure and rebound quickly, you will be at the top finally

100 thoughts on “From Failure to Success: My Journey of Clearing UPSC | IES Akhand Swarup | Josh Talks”

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  2. Well, Thanks a lot sir for your such speech and as well as thanks to josh talks channel for brings these intellectual person who motivated us.. ๐Ÿ˜˜
    Jai Hind.. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  3. You are correct sir, In most of the difficult phase of our life,frustrations and failures play an important role and act as a key to open our mind and give courage to do something.

  4. I really appreciate the Josh talks management. There are many untalented people turned to massive success and they created a new history themselves. for example this video belongs to that category. Even i am failure in 2007 and make my self motivated and start thinking how to track in success path in my journey. I believe, if we strive to achieve it will be ours. From that day on wards, i only trusted and believe my self hard work and this leads a easy success and reputation in the life.

  5. Same story but sir 15 to 16 hrs roz study krne ke baad bhi results is 0
    Please solution btaye ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  6. Thnx sir …m too a middle class prsn like u & with my strong reason to do smthng..thanks a lot sir !!

  7. Sir i want to join your spoken english class tomorrow but i dont know how to join your class so tell me ….

  8. Donโ€™t know why Iโ€™m feeling his voice is a little bit like SRK isnโ€™t it? and Thank You sir for your motivation๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Literally liked you story sir๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป and I have lots reason of that path which I chosen to be. Just working hard as possible as i can to make that own. Thank you sir๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Jai Hind๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  9. Sir Apki yeh video dekh k mein ek baat to sure hun ki kosis karo to duniyan se aap namumkin wala sabd ko bhi mita saktey ho…
    Good to see youhh sir.

  10. Kya jarurat h yrr har exam qualify karne ki
    Akhir Kya proof karna chahte h ye log faltoo me seat kharaab kar dete h aur students ka

  11. So basically everytime you cleared a exam without joining it, you grabbed a seat and left it vacant. You are taking a seat away from 1 student every time you crack an exam for fun. I appreciate your talent but what you are doing is ethically wrong.

  12. A hearty thank u Akand sir for ur inspirational speech. I too is going to be on the same way in which u earn Ur respect and success ..and ur tips and ur turning point somewhere or the another correlates with my life also …so thanks for making me clear about my goal

  13. My brother will also become an IES officer one day. All the best my dear bro.. ur hardwork and ur struggles will be paid off.I'm waiting for that day I hope we will make our parents proud.
    (Today 5-08-2019 I'll reply to this comment within 2 years)

  14. every successful person is suffering from obsession..they wont accept it.. but its fact..
    even this person revealed all but didnt mention obsession once.. ha ha

  15. Your words made my day Sir… .. between thinking about something and implementation there is lot of difference and you have to understand that work accordingly…

  16. Sir khud ko her waqt motivate kese rakhu bhot bda dream to delhliya pr hr 2nd day lagta h nhi hoga chhod ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

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