After my UPSC results, someone came up to me and asked: “Now that you’ve succeeded after a long journey, you must have learnt a lot of lessons along the way. If you were to meet your younger self who is starting his preparation just now, what advice would you give him?”
I wrote this speech trying to answer that question. I titled it Letter to My Younger Self and delivered the talk recently to a group of bright, enthusiastic aspirants at the Ravindra Bharati Auditorium in Hyderabad.
Sharing it here so that it reaches those who couldn’t attend the event. Hope you find it useful.
“A Great Man shows his greatness by the way he treats little Men.”
– Thomas Carlyle
For that ‘letter to younger self’ finds those little men around.
Thank you sir,for being truthful!
Hi Sir, I attended that meet only because you were the chief guest there and I must say it was one of the very good addressals I had ever witnessed. I had also asked you a question on optimal solution for UPSC coaching and you gave the best reply! Thank you and wish you all the best.
apart from reading ias books,blogs.how will you come to know the things from other areas.
The example in your speech is really awesome.what you have said is everything is truth.you accepted your failures.its great.when you fail who motivates u for next time?.
can you please share your practice books .blogs you used for essay writing.and any important notes which you revised for exam before short time.
I have a dought …
For upsc we should exprienced in any job
Or it’s ok if fresher
it is important to read ground zero in hindu newspaper regrading upsc because sometimes there is no correlation with the syllabus of upsc?
This is really really helpful for me sir.. whenever i feel demoralised, i watch this speech.. and this really really motivates me.. Thanks sir.. pls. Upload some more articles which will help UPSC aspirants.
Anudeep, I thankful for such a great advise. I will kick-start my 2.0 version now
Im thankful for such a great advice sir.
IAS is my dream from childhood…
But I don’t even know the exact meaning of it. And I don’t even know what to prepare and how to prepare for UPSC.After reading all ur advices and suggestions I think now I’m at a point…
You are my true inspiration sir..
Now I’m gonna take a very first step towards my dream…
Many said that IAS was a very big dream that only rich and intellectual people can achieve…you middle class girl cannot achieve it…
But I think that unless you dream big u cannot achieve big…
Sir after reading all your suggestions I have a confidence that I will achieve on ONE BIG DAY…
THANKYOU SO MUCH SIR…
Sir, how did you manage the stress after 1,2,3 failures ? Please suggest something. I am going through a tough time
Hello Anudeep. Thank you for this inspiration.
You are a great guy. I can see on your face the integrity you carry, the hard work and disappointment you have gone through. I can see on your face the bliss and gratitude of your success. Your face clearly reveals the joy you have accomplished after your persistent hard work. You are a great man.
Inspiration. Thank you.
Sir did you liked coding?
“The first essay you’ll write will be the worst ever “, ” The power of current moment “, “set small targets” ..Thank you for these golden words.. Sir, You have one of those most amazing personalities ever. Hope to meet you someday for sure. Respect for you sir! And the hard work, determination, gratitude and the integrity that aptly define you!
I am doing Ca final right now. I failed in that in my first attempt even though putting lot’s of hardwork. I can’t understand the reason of my failure in that days I found your vedio on YouTube I didn’t seen your vedio jst look at you & read that you get sucees in UPSC on 5th attampt same day on night when I sleeped I found you in my dream & you told me in that dream that nothing is impossible I crack UPSC on 5th attampt seen. In morning I go back on YouTube& than search that vedio which is on vision IAS platform & heard entirely…I wrote down the 3 principles you provide on one page & till today it is on my study room wall. Sir I try to search my mistake in exam that is I don’t practice the answer writing due to which I failed in my first attampt than I put my entire focus on my that lacking areas & sir I cleared my exam in this attampt. I always called that insidence as my turning point that god creat, thank you very very much Anudeepsir for coming as god at the right time through inspirational vedio in my life .. Now onwards I want to go for UPSC 2020 examination & I definitely want to follow your tips for that… Thanks a lot sir.??
Sir…i just started my preparation a months ago for upsc…pls help me how can I aaproach towards my journey…i don’t have any idea regard to this as I am now in part1…i belong from small district of bihar where is scarcity of sources and financial condition…pls reply sir…
sir i want your guidance to clear my attempt in 2020
Sir can you please write an article on how to meditate?
Sir my name is
JADI VINESH I am complete my intermediate so then please give mi a permission to meet you sir please my life is depends on you sir please
Good sir . It can bring back a person from turbulence to tranqulity … Good way of expressing sir to overcome sir
I’m lohitha… I’m studying 10th now
When I was in 3rd class it’s my dream to become IAS officer and I don’t know the meaning of upsc when I was in my childhood..
But there is one thing always roaming in my mind that is I want to become a IAS officer that’s it…
And whenever my mam asked me
What’s your goal??
I always said that I’m going to be the IAS officer for our district..
And whenever I said that she appreciated me
Anudeep sir, I’m also from Bhadradri kothagudem dist, I’m from manuguru sir
I met you when I was in 8th class.
You came to Pinapaka as a training collector.
You are really a gem sir
You are my inspiration sir
All the success stories were came from great failures…
Forever you are my inspiration
And I’ll promise you
Am going to be the future IAS officer sir..
It’s my challenge 👍
whenever i feel broken, you give mi boost, thank u for all time support, love u sir
Hello sir I am Akash .my gs and optional (Anthropology) strategy only focus on model answer only . this step is right or wrong