If you have enough push, you don’t have to worry about the pull
– Zig Zaglar
Why do you want to achieve this dream? Why do you want to be a civil servant? What are the reasons that makes you want to do what you do?
The answers we have often encountered are two fold
1) Civil services offers you a great job, a red light on the top of your car, servants at your beck and call, lots of people who salute you, the feel of power, the ability to be placed very high in the society, automatic membership to all the clubs in the society, lots of stages on which you can be the chief guest, opportunities to speak, chance to meet highly placed people, being in the power circles of the country… I am sure you can come up with a better list than me here…
2) It is a great way to reach my potential, it helps me connect to people, it offers a great drive to see and make people smile, I can finally live up to my capacities, it is a great challenge, it offers me fulfillment, it offers a huge ocean of knowledge for me to dip into, makes me a better man/woman, makes me energized, the very thought of being an administrator and bringing change electrifies me…. Yet again I am sure you can come up with a better list.
I am not going to question as to which of them is a better list. The first one is a set of reasons that pull you, the latter are the ones that push you. Zig Zaglar seems to favour the latter. If you ask me, I would say, stick to the ones which gives you more reasons and motivation to study. And why choose one when you can actually combine both of them. As long as they push you in the right direction, motivation is in every single speck of LIFE!