This story would definitely inspire you…
There once lived this young man named Danny Bulky who owns a horse ranch in Easter component. He was the son of an itinerant horse trainer who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track, farm to farm and ranch to ranch, training horses. As a result, the boy’s high school career was continually interrupted. When he was a senior, he was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up.
That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal, of owning a horse ranch someday. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch, showing the location of all the buildings, the stables and the track. Then he drew a detailed floor plan for a 4,000-square-foot house that would sit on a 200-acre dream ranch.
He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a note that read, `see me after class’.
The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, `why did I receive an F?’
The teacher said, `this is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You come from an itinerant family. You have no resources. Owning a horse ranch requires a lot of money. You have to buy the land. You have to pay for the original breeding stock and later you’ll have to pay large stud fees. There’s no way you could ever do it.’ Then the teacher added, `if you will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.’
The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, `Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you.’ Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all.
He stated, ‘you can keep the F and I’ll keep my dream.’
Today Dany tells this story I have just told you to an assembled group sitting in his 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of his 200-acre horse ranch. He still has that school paper framed over the fireplace. The best part of the story is that some time ago during summer, that same school teacher brought 30 kids to camp out on his ranch for a week. When the teacher was leaving, he said, ‘Look, Dany, I can tell you this now. When I was your teacher, I was something of a dream stealer. During those years I stole a lot of kids’ dreams. Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours.
Moral: Don’t let anybody steal your goals or be an obstacle to your dream. Comply with your heart, no matter what. No Dream is simply too massive or too small to pursue. When one works very well to live it, it is achievable. Always attempt to make your desires come real irrespective of what it is.