In my book, Make it Plain: Keys To Being a Successful High School Student, I talk about my dream of making it to college and playing basketball for the Mizzou Tigers. After that, I was going to go to the NBA after only one also a year of playing college basketball. I didn’t play college basketball and I didn’t make it to the NBA. I’ll let you read about what happened in my book if you desire to know more about my story.
The point I want to make now is that there are dreams that simply do not come true. Many people are in careers they never considered when they were younger. Many had to look at other options or “fallback” plan. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, this is why you should have something else in mind if your initial plan simply doesn’t work out or it is delayed. Don’t let life catch you off guard. Be ready for anything. But most of all, know that not all dreams come true.
Marvin Byrd (c/o 98)