Your dreams are truly yours!!
I have a friend who allows me to use his 200 acre farm and his farm house for youth related programs. Everything in his farm is organic and his farm house is a self-sustaining project. He lets me use his property for free without asking a single question. I train youths, and I am a motivational speaker.
One day I found out that, he lets everyone use his property if it is about training kids or any youth related programs. Over a coffee, I asked him why? He then told me his story.
“When I was a kid, my father was a gardener in a farmhouse and, I used to attend school in the same village. One fine day, my teacher gave me an assignment to write what I wanted to become when I grew up?
I put a lot of hard work into this assignment and I wrote that I wanted to own 200 hundred acre farm where I grow fruits and process them into Jam. I drew the layouts and factory. I also drew my farm house. I was very excited about this project and handed the assignment to my teacher.
The next day when the teacher returned me the assignment I found ‘F’ written on the top and the teacher asked me, to meet her. When I met the teacher, she told me that she will reconsider my assignment if I made it little realistic. I was the son of a gardener, I had a tough time paying my fees and I made an assignment where I was processing fruits.
I went home and thought over it. The next day I did not make a new assignment and asked the teacher to grade me with ‘F’, but I was not ready to forgo my dream.
A few days back the same teacher brought school kids to our processing plant and had lunch with all the organic fruits and veggies we grow here. The teacher told me that ‘she was a dream stealer of most kids.’ But, she was happy to see that I held on to my dream.
Moral: Keep your dreams alive. Understand that to achieve anything it requires faith and belief in yourself. Vision, hard work, and dedication are the pillars to success. Remember, all things are possible for those who believe.