Follow Your Dream

作者:佚名阅读量:1594发布时间:2009-5-4

                                          Follow Your Dream

  "The teacher said, `This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have 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 large stud fees. There’s no way you could ever do it.’ Then the teacher added, `If you will 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 the F and I’ll keep my dream.’"

  Monty then turned to the assembled group and said, "I tell you this story because you are sitting in my 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of my 200-acre horse ranch. I still have that school paper framed over the fireplace." He added, "The best part of the story is that two summers ago that same schoolteacher brought 30 kids to camp out on my ranch for a week." When the teacher was leaving, he said, `Look, Monty, I can tell you this now. When I was your teacher, I was something of a dream stealer. During those years I stole a lot of kids’ dreams. Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours.’"

  Don’t let anyone steal your dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.

By Jack Canfield From Chicken Soup for the Soul


追随梦想

  "老师回答道:’你年纪轻轻,不要老做白日梦。你没钱,没家庭背景,什么都没有。盖座农场可是个花钱的大工程;你要花钱买地、花钱买纯种马匹、花钱照顾它们。你别太好高骛远了。’他接着又说:’假如你肯重写一个比较不离谱的志愿,我会重打你的分数。’"

  "这男孩回家后反复思量了好几次,然后征询父亲的意见。父亲只是告诉他:’儿子,这是非常重要的决定,你必须自己拿定主意。’

  "再三考虑好几天后,他决定原稿交回,一个字都不改。他告诉老师:’即使拿个大红字,我也不愿放弃梦想。’"

  蒙提此时向众人表示:"我提起这故事,是因为各位现在就坐在200亩农场内,占地4000平方英尺的豪华住宅。那份初中时写的报告我至今还留着。"他顿了一下又说:"有意思的是,两年前的夏天,那位老师带了30个学生来我的农场露营一星期。离开之前,他对我说:’蒙提,说来有些惭愧。你读初中时,我曾泼过你冷水。这些年来,我也对不少学生说过相同的话。幸亏你有这个毅力坚持自己的梦想。’"

  不论做什么事,相信你自己,别让别人的一句话将你击倒。

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