There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
I love this quote of Gandhi! The UPSC as a process is certainly a daunting one with so many levels to test you at. One is at the examination level, the other at the peers, the other at society and what not. The challenges keep getting bigger and better at each stage. Well the examination has always been the same if you ask me, the process has never really changed by much, the challenges haven’t! Maybe the format has, but the basics and the expectations as to what makes a civil servant hasn’t!
The beauty is, the examination can make you as afraid as you want it to. You can either stand up straight and say – Bring it on! Or you can wither and give up. The choice is yours. The examination is not going to lose much, but the dream is not of the examination, it is yours. And you get to decide how much you let it affect you.