There is a famous story in our scriptures of Eklavya who dreamt of becoming a great archer.
He went to the best and most famous Guru of archery, Dronacharya, and humbly begged Dronacharya to teach him archery.
However, for various reasons, Dronacharya refused.
Unfazed, resolute in his devotion, Eklavya did not despair.
Rather, he went deep into the forest for his sadhana of learning to be an archer. There, he created out of clay the image of Dronacharya.
Each day, he offered devout, pious prayers and love to this image of his Guru. His faith...