On Keeping and Visualizing Dreams

This week’s learning draws inspiration from ‘Success Principles’ by Jack Canfield

Monty Roberts, the son of a horse trainer, was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to do when he grew up. So, he wrote a 7 page paper describing his goal of owning a horse ranch. He even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch, a detailed floor plan of the house on the ranch, the location of the stables, buildings and track and handed in his paper.

2 days later, he received it back. On the front page was a large F with a note, “See me after class”. The teacher then said, “This is an unrealistic dream for a boy like you. If you re-write this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.”

Monty went home and thought long and hard. Finally, he turned in the same paper with no corrections. “You keep the F and I’ll keep my dream” – was all he could say to the teacher when she asked him for an explanation.

20 years later Monty was the proud owner of a 200-acre horse ranch and has the school paper framed over the fireplace.

Visualization is the first step to realizing our dreams. How many dreams do we visualize the way Monty did? And how many times have we responded to a scathing comment by just moving on, and keeping our dream anyway?

Maybe it’s time to start doing both..

Here’s to keeping and visualizing our dreams this week!