A man who is in his 40s followed me to Thailand to seek Elephant God's help for his career and fame. He is hardworking and is currently preparing himself for a government examination.
When we reached the shrine, I asked him, " What would you like to ask ? What are you seeking for ? "
The man said, " Teacher, I am taking a civil examination, will I be able to pass this time ? "
Elephant God said, " You have been taking the examination for many years, at least five years already. "
The man felt very embarrassed and replied, " Why did you reveal my secret ! Hahaha ~ He was a little overwhelmed ! Hahaha ~ "
Elephant God said, " You have not been working hard for the examination, how can you pass ? "
The man said, " I have to work during the day so I can only study after work and on weekends. At times, I would have to accompany my parents during the weekends. I too wish that I can spend my free time studying but unfortunately I can't. "
Elephant God said, " If you can spend double that amount of time on your studies, you will probably be able to pass. "
The man laughed and said, " Then I won't sleep and won't rest ! Hahaha ~ "
Elephant God said, " It depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice before you can achieve the results. You want entertainment, want to relax, want this and that, so how much time do you have for your studies ? "
No pain no gain, there's no such thing as a free lunch. If you want a bright future you have to work diligently and put in the effort and sacrifices in order to achieve a good result. Anyway, just work hard first !