Always Follow Your Heart and Fulfil Your Dreams


Steven Aitchison


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 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 a 200-acre horse ranch. He framed the paper he wrote in school and hung it over his fireplace.


“They can because they think they can.” Virgil


Whether we are in worldly pursuit or spiritual pursuit, there will be many who may put obstacles in our path or create distractions or simply discourage us from our pursuit. They should be just ignored. We should pursue our dreams with a single-pointed mind.  


“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” — Paul Brandt


Always remember to follow your heart and never listen to those who do not believe in your ability to achieve your dreams.


“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” — Albert Einstein

Recommended Posts

Observations of Lord Buddha About Life…

Wonder why all the statues that we see of Lord Buddha show him as calm, cool and smiling? Well, because Gautama the Buddha had found the secrets of life by discovering the harsh realities of life. He had his ego completely annihilated and found the beauty of present moment. To be calm and cool like […]


The Old Carpenter…

Our lives today are the result of the attitudes and choices we made in the past and our karma-s/actions to implement them. Our lives in the future will be the result of the choices we make today and our present karma-s. This is the story of an elderly carpenter who has worked for a contractor […]


2 thoughts on “Always Follow Your Heart and Fulfil Your Dreams

  1. Chitti Babu

    Inspiring example of not just the boy Monty Roberts who stuck to his dream but also of his father who made the boy decide for himself. Thanks Guruji for sharing such inspiring facts, ideas and thoughts.

  2. Rita

    Hari Aum!
    I think successful men always work hard in whatever field they may be. There is no substitute for hard work for success in life. You have always inspired and motivated me.
    Swami-ji your blessings are always with me and my family.

Leave A Comment