I was recently narrating the life story of a girl from Dindigul who got married to a police constable at the age of 14. She was not even reached class 10. She became the mother of two kids by the age of 18. During that time she had to accompany her husband to a police parade. She was in the gallery watching the parade. AFter the parade, she was very much impressed. She asked her husband, “Who are those people whom you saluted?”The constable replied, “They are our senior Officers. They are IPS Officers”She said, “I also want IPS. I want to get this salute”Tell me, is this realistic or not? Was it within her reach or not?She went on telling, everyday, “I want that salute, the ceremonial one, in front of lakhs of people, I want IPS”Her husband tried to explain, “You have not even passed matriculation!””I will do anything, but i want that”Understanding the seriousness and the depth of her wishes and dreams, she was allowed to study privately for class 10 which she passed with good marks, then PUC and then degree too.The dreams and the strong determination guidend her.The it was time to prepare for the Civil Services. She was arranged accommodation as paying guest in Chennai. She started attending coaching classes and prepared well. When the time came, she wrote the exam but could not clear the prelims. She tried for the second time, she could not clear .She attempted again for the third time, She could not clear the prelims.Now the family and her husband told, you come back. There is no problem. We can do something else.She said, Give me one more chance. I want to attempt once more.And this was the turning point. She appeared for the fourth time. SHe cleared Prelims. Then the mains and performed well in the interview.And she is now DCP of Mumbai Zone 4N Ambika IPS.
I cite this as the best example of how our determination, our dreams and the incessant efforts to achieve it lead to the fulfilment of our dreams. Just the sight of a ceremonial salute and the strong wish to get it for herself changed everything. This is the type of conspiracy that the universe makes when someone has powerful dreams and becomes ready to put in all effort.