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Published on May 25, 2023
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Navigating the Tide of UPSC Results: A Journey of Triumphs and Tribulations

Dear UPSC Aspirants,

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that count

Winston Churchill

In the stillness of this moment, when the echoes of the recently announced UPSC results still resound, it’s important to take a step back and appreciate the path you have walked, be it strewn with success or paved with challenges yet to be overcome.

To those whose names glitter on the merit list, IASbaba extends its heartfelt congratulations. Your hard work, tireless nights, and the sacrifices you made have fructified. Like a lighthouse amidst turbulent waves, you stood tall, relentless, and unwavering, lighting the way for others who sail the same sea. IASbaba honours and celebrates your determination and fortitude.

However, let this not be the end of your voyage but rather, a resplendent milestone in a lifelong journey of learning, serving, and growing. As Winston Churchill beautifully articulated, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that count.” May you continue to carry this courage as you transition into roles where you can shape the destiny of our nation.

To our friends who couldn’t find their names in the merit list this time, we empathize deeply with your feelings of disappointment and perhaps, uncertainty. In the wake of the results, it can feel as if you’re standing alone in the rain, watching others take shelter. However, please remember that this is not a reflection of your capabilities or worth. It’s merely a delayed victory. You never fail until you stop trying.

You are much more than an exam or a rank. You are a human, complete with your dreams, struggles, strengths, and weaknesses. This moment of setback is just a chapter in your book of life, not the whole story. It’s these chapters that hold the power to turn an ordinary tale into an extraordinary saga.

Believe in the inevitability of your success. It may not have been today, but tomorrow holds infinite possibilities. This result doesn’t signify an end, but a bend in the road. Let this bend be an opportunity for reflection and realignment, for understanding where improvements can be made and taking action to ensure your future success.

As you navigate this journey, remember the poignant words of Haruki Murakami, “Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

So, dear friends, whether you find yourself basking in the glory of success or nursing the wound of disappointment, remember that you are not alone. You are a part of a community, a family, that understands, supports, and walks with you, every step of the way.

From all of us at IASbaba, we wish you courage, strength, and unwavering faith in your journey ahead. As you proceed, may you find solace in the knowledge that every dawn follows the darkest hour of the night. Your dawn is waiting.

With sincere admiration and respect,

IASbaba Team