By now, most of you have probably heard that Facebook purchased the Whatsapp service for $19 billion. Whatsapp, the brain-child of Michigan-born Brian Acton and Ukraine-born Jan Koum, allows for the online sending of images, audio, video and text messaging for free through data connections of smartphones.
And yes, you read correctly. That's billion with a "b".
What you might not know is that Brian Acton once applied to work at both Twitter and Facebook, and was rejected.
Forbes reported that he signed the deal with Facebook on the door of his old welfare office in California.
And though this is one of the biggest rags-to-riches stories of recent times, the message is also to never ever allow someone to quash your dreams. Never let someone tell you you're not good enough.
See the value in even the negative stuff. Stay positive about the experiences along the way. Look forward to the adventures about to come your way. It will make the realization of your dream(s) even sweeter.
But mostly, believe with all your heart and all your senses that your dream has already come to pass!