There is no sure-shot way to success. No particular methodology or technique can work equally well for every individual. These are the thoughts expressed by Rachit Rawat, the boy who secured 140th rank in UPSC. He said that earlier people used to think that a minimum study regime of 18 hours is important to get success in IAS or any other high profile examination.
He lost both his parents in a road accident. His father was a CA. Losing one's both parents at once is a massive, irreparable loss. The very objective of the life is lost. He was completely devastated. The life seemed to be vacuous and without any vision.
Patriarch of the family Dr. ML Gupta, Uncle Kamlesh Gupta and elder sister understood the situation Rachit was going through those trying times and consoled him. They also told him that the people who leave the world go away but these who are left behind have to fulfill their duties and live the life. The advice by his own family helped him a lot to come out of the abyss of sorrow.
He had always been a good student, a tipper from Jaipur's SMS School. Later He graduated from Sriram College. In the first attempt of UPSC he secured the Indian Postal Service. In the second attempt he succeeded in became IAS. But what attracted him most was the post of the collector. It could give him the power and the opportunity to work for the welfare of the people while living among them.
He never studied for 18 hours a day to achieve the success. However he did respect the regular study regime. Every day he used to study for 6 hours. He would spend rest of the day with the brothers and sisters. He also made sure t engage him in various sports to keep him refreshed and ward off the fatigue. To De-stress himself he used to play table tennis and lawn tennis regularly. He used to take proper amount of protein in his daily diet. He also ensures to celebrate Sundays as fully fledged holidays. According to him if you live a balanced life you can achieve whatever our want.