Sometimes a person gets an opportunity for success and he avails himself of it without delay. And there may be others, more intelligent and hardworking, who may never get an opportunity for success and progress in life. This is, however, not true in all the cases. If we study the lives of successful men carefully, we realize that such men have worked very hard at one time or the other in their lives. Even mere hard work is not enough, unless this hard work is done in a systematic and well-planned manner. A particular student may burn the midnight oil but may not fare well in the examination.
But there may be another who may put in just a fraction of the labour put in by the former but may come out with flying colors. So, proper planning and thoughtful arrangement of material are essential to be successful in a venture, may be an examination, an interview or any other activity. To this, must be added proper guidance which can be provided only by a highly qualified and experienced person. Many believe, particularly in the modern corrupt world, that unjust methods such as flattery, bribery, favoritism, egotism, etc., are essential for success. Of course, we should not deny that corruption and malpractices do exist on a large scale.