Monday, January 10, 2011
TRUTH SERIES 38:KEEP YOUR F AND I 'll KEEP MY DREAM.'
Welcome to 2011! Our year of going to the next level.Which ever level you are now,there is still a next level to be desired and step into. My desire for you and my self is that for every quarter of this year, what we have set to achieve will manifest beyond our expectations. I want to quickly share this inspiring story with you ,an excerpt from the book chicken soup for the soul,I believe it will challenge you to follow your dream.If there is one thing to follow passionately in 2011,it is your DREAM.Many will follow what the News or the Economy has to offer.But once more I challenge you to follow your DREAM.
It all goes back to a story about a young man who 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 someday owning a horse ranch.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 the 200 acre dream match.
''He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it 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 received F?'
''The teacher said ,'This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you.You have to 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 a large stud fees.There is no way you could ever do it.'Then the teacher added , 'If you 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 your F and I 'll keep my DREAM.'
The young boy who is now a man turned to his audience and said I tell you this story because we are right now sitting in my 4,000-squared foot house in the middle of 200 acre horse ranch.I still have that school paper framed over the fire place.''he added the best part of the story is that two summers ago that same school teacher brought 30kids to camp out on my ranch for a week.When the teacher was leaving ,he said , ' Look ,I can tell you this now .When I was your teacher ,I was something of a dream killer .During those years I stole a lot of kids' dreams.Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours.''
As you live through this year,develop enough courage and gumption to keep and follow your dream.BECAUSE IT WILL COME TO PASS.Now is the time!
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