What’s your dream? Many years ago, a Motivational Speaker was training a group of professionals who were just starting out in their career. As the training proceeded, one of the attendees, a lady, asked him a profound question, which many of us also want to ask. She said, “how long would it take me to achieve mastery in this field?”
The Future is not far!
The speaker replied, “7 years of consistency and diligence.” The lady was a little upset and said, “that’s too far!” The man then replied, “it would still pass anyway!”
For many of us, we think the future is far away. 7 years is not a long time. Do you remember what you were doing seven years ago?
I remember growing up when my dad used to take us to his house. He was still building it then. I was about 12 years old. I remember telling my cousin then that by the time we eventually moved to the house, I would be around 16 or 17 and there were things I had outlined that I was going to do. I also imagined then that I would be a ‘big boy’. Well, many years have passed since then.
Many of us think that the future is somewhere in the ‘future’. It’s not, its tomorrow, as a matter of fact, today is the future you talked about last year.
Do you have a dream? Its time to water it, you might not achieve it all at once, but at least start the process, don’t be telling people stories of how for one reason or the other you could not achieve your dreams even though you are wired to achieve it.
Let me leave you with this story shared by Jack Canfield in his book Chicken Soup for the soul. He shared the story of his friend Monty Roberts.
Monty was the son of an itinerant horse trainer. Haven seen his father training racehorses, his dream was to own his own 200-acre ranch. One day in his senior year, his teacher gave an assignment for him and his classmates to write a paper of what they wanted to be and do when they grow up.
For the reason that Monty believed so much in his dream, he wrote it down in his assignment and submitted it. Something then happened, by the time his teacher was going to return his paper, he saw as ‘F’ grade with the inscription ‘see me after class’. Monty was not happy with the grade and he asked his teacher why he gave him an ‘F’ grade. He replied that it was not a realistic dream, that he didn’t have the resources to make it a reality. The teacher then gave him an opportunity to rewrite the paper for a higher grade.
After a while, Monty went back home, thought for a while and eventually asked his dad what to do. His dad then replied, “Look, son, you have to make up your mind on this. However, I think it’s a very important decision for you.” After a week, Monty returned to the teacher with the same paper without changing anything. He said, “You keep the ‘F’ and I’ll keep my dream.”
Fast Forward many years later, the same teacher came with a couple of kids to this 200 acre ranch in San Ysidro where Monty’s ranch is.
What did you learn? The future is not far away, stay true to your dreams and you’ll see God bring you into it.
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