For all UPSC IAS aspirants: Don’t let success go to your head, nor let failure go to your heart. It’s easy to let both success and failure affect you too much, but both will come, and both will pass.
It seems stupid to not take advantage of success, but I’m not saying not to enjoy it. I’m saying to be calm, and not go crazy.
“Sukha dukhe saame’ kritva; labha labhou jaya jaya jayou;
Tato yuddhaya yujyasva; naivam papam vapsyasi”
Lord Krishna says to Prince Arjuna –
“Oh Arjuna, Understand that the Happiness & Grief; Gain & Loss; Victory & Defeat are but part of one’s life and must be dealt with in a detached manner. (So as to; not get emotionally involved, and stop trying).
Watch the below video to understand it better