A young man once went to Socrates and asked him how he could gain wisdom. Socrates replied by asking the young man to come with him while they walked together into a nearby lake. When the water got to be about four feet deep, Socrates suddenly grabbed the young man and pushed his head under the water. Then he held it there. The young man thought it was a joke at first and did not resist. But as he was held under the water longer and longer, he became frantic. He struggled desperately to get free as his lungs burned for lack of oxygen. Finally, Socrates let him up, coughing and spluttering and gasping for air. Socrates then said, “When you desire wisdom with the same intensity that you desired to breathe, then nothing will stop you from getting it.” It’s the same with your goals.