By: Ken Austin
Everyone takes pride with all the things that we posses. May it be the achievements that we had, or the present living that we were able to produce, each one of us has become an achiever on our own.
Many of us may have denied this truth though. But you see, it is obvious- everybody is capable of doing anything only if we give our hearts into it and we set our minds in doing it. No one is deprived of the capacity to enjoy life's successes. Only those who deprive themselves of these gifts are the sufferers. Are you among them?
Leave your answer hanging then whisper it to yourself. Whatever the output is, see to it that you would change things for the better.
If you can say that you are confident enough then good! But don't settle yourself with what's enough. There will always be gaps and you should cease the opportunities for improvement.
If, however, you answered no then don't tarry. Wasting your life to senseless whimpers of negativism would obviously cause you to regret everything at the every moment you depart.
How painful it would be to know that you were equipped with everything you need to achieve but dared not use them.
There was once a young eagle who happened to be raised in village of chickens. He was oriented to chicken living and was raised to believe that he is one of them. For long, he has been watching the eagles hover in mid air with their display of magnificence.
For each time that he stands in awe of these airborne eagles, he wishes that he was born like them. He dared not to spread his wings though yet everyday, his heart cries for soaring the heights eagles soar. He failed to discover his potentials and real self and thus, he died a chicken- ever longing to become one of those to which he truly belongs.
Every one of us is an eagle. We are all capable of flying to the maximum of our potentials. Unless we spread our wings and dare to discover our real self, we will forever be bounded by our failure to transcend heights and become the real people that we were meant to become.
Now, if we would only realize the eagle that is sleeping within us then we could have all lived a life of happiness and contentment.
We were all born entitled with achievements and successes. The Universe is too good for us that she took time to secure everything that we would need to soar. Don't waste this very opportunity by putting loads in your back so you would be delimited and thus, incapable of flying.
Be like an eagle who has unearthed himself from the mud of being a chicken. Chickens are meant for slaughter. In the same way, if we choose to be chickens then we would have to accept the reality that our purpose would be defeated. That is, to give glory to the Universe who has kept us in her arms and fed us with everything we needed.
Be like an eagle and live a life free from the damaging culture of the chickens. Be like an eagle and make yourself benefit from the confidence you can get from being a mighty creature.