This is a story about a young man 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 ranch, showing the location of all the buildings, the stables and the track.
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. There's no way you could ever do it. 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. 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."
~ Author Unknown
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam