I always hear this phrase: “Don’t stop dreaming; dream big; do not worry; it is free.” Yes, it is free, but to achieve our dreams, we need to pay the price. We need to follow some process; we can’t do it overnight. We need someone to help and guide us; we can’t do it alone. According to Jack Ma, “When you’re 30 years old, please find a good boss.” A good boss is better than a good company.
There’s a well-known story of an expert who was called by a company to look at their manufacturing system. It had broken, and everything was at a standstill. When the expert arrived, he carried nothing but a little black bag.
Silently, he walked around the equipment for a few minutes and then stopped. As he focused on one specific area of the machine, he pulled a hammer out of his bag and tapped it gently. Suddenly everything began running again, and he quietly left.
The next day, he sent a bill that made the manager go ballistic. It was $1000!
Quickly, the manager emailed the expert and wrote, “I will not pay this outrageous bill without being itemized and explained.” Soon he received an invoice with the following words:
For tapping on equipment with a hammer, it’s $1.
Knowing where to tap costs $999.
That’s the value of wisdom! Mentors with knowledge help us take the right path towards our dreams.
But remember, even if you have the best mentor, if those dreams you want to pursue are not right for you, they will never come true. But if you have the right dreams, even if you have to suffer a lot to achieve them, don’t worry; the pains and problems that you may face will never be an issue for you.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
To God be the glory