Eagle and the Chickens
January 06, 2012
There's an old, well known story of a chicken farmer who
found an eagle's egg.
He put it with his chickens and soon the egg hatched.
The young eagle grew up with all the other chickens and
whatever they did, the eagle did too. He thought he was
a chicken, just like them.
Since the chickens could only fly for a short distance,
the eagle also learnt to fly a short distance.
He thought that was what he was supposed to do. So that
was all that he thought he could do. As a consequence,
that was all he was able to do.
One day the eagle saw a bird flying high above him. He
was very impressed. "Who is that?" he asked the hens
"That's the eagle, the king of the birds," the hens told
him. "He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth, we
are just chickens."
So the eagle lived and died as a chicken, for that's
what he thought he was.
I want to encourage you today that you are an eagle.
You may have been brought up in a situation that limited
your understanding of your potential, but it's time now
for the past to lose its hold on you.
Don't die thinking you're a chicken.
Soar high, just as you were meant to.
Be all that you are meant to be...!