As a child, Monty Roberts was the son of a horse trainer and moved from stable to stable, from ranch to ranch, training horses. The boy’s schooling was constantly interrupted. One day, when he was a senior, his teacher asked him to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He did not hesitate and wrote a seven page paper about his aim to be an owner of a horse ranch. It was a detailed paper with the location of buildings, stables and even a house plan. Two days later he received his paper back with an F on the front page.
After class he asked his teacher why he received such a low score.
The teacher told him, “This dream is unrealistic for a boy like you, who has no money, no resources and who comes from an itinerant family. There is no possibility that you will reach this goal."
Then the teacher offered him the opportunity to rewrite the paper with a more realistic attitude.
The boy went home and asked his father how he should respond.
His father told him, “This is a very important decision, so you must come to your own conclusion."
After several days, the boy brought the same paper to his teacher. No changes were made.
He told his his teacher, “Keep the F and I will keep my dream."
Monty Roberts went on to own a 4000 square foot house in the middle of 200 acre horse ranch. He framed the paper he wrote and hung it over his fireplace.
Always remember to follow your heart and never listen to those who do not believe in your ability to achieve your dreams.