There was a boy whose teacher asked him to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He did not hesitate a minute and wrote seven-page paper about his aim to be an owner of a horse farm, he wrote many details and drew a location of buildings and stables and even a detailed house plan.
Two days later he received his paper back with letter “F” on the front page. After class he came to teacher and asked: “Why did I receive an F?” The teacher responded: “This dreams are so unrealistic for a boy like you, who has no money, no resources and who comes from itinerant family. There is no possibility that you will reach your great goals one day. “Then the teacher offered to rewrite the paper with more realistic attitude.
The boy went home and asked his father, how he should act. The father answered: “This decision is very important for you. So you have to make your own mind on this.”
After several days the boy brought the same paper to his teacher. No changes were made. He said: “Keep the F and I will keep my dream.”
Now this boy grew later to own 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of 200-acre horse farm and he still has that school paper, which now is framed over the inglenook. It is important to always choose to accept anything less than living your best life.
Determine to never allow people’s opinion to shape how your life should be lived. Remember, when you allow people to rewrite your dreams they will resize your destiny below God’s original design for your life.
QUOTES ABOUT ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS
Nothing happens unless first a dream
~ Carl Sandburg
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“What is in the pencil is greater than what is around it. The talents in you are greater than the environment surrounding you. Your potentials will change your environment.”
― Israelmore Ayivor
“Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt