We are All Made to Fly!
Once there was a King who received a gift of two young eagles from Arabia. They were the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious eagles to his Army General to be trained.
Months passed and one day the Army General informed the King that though one of the eagles was flying high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.
The King summoned bird healers to cure the eagle. But no one could make the eagle fly. Having tried everything else, the King thought, “Maybe I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.’’ So he ordered his Army General, “Go and get a farmer who is familiar with the habits of eagle”.
Next day, the King was thrilled to see this lazy eagle soaring high. The King asked the farmer,
‘‘How did you make the eagle fly?’’ The farmer said to the King, “It was very easy, Your Majesty. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting and it had no other option except to fly…’’
We are all made to fly. But instead of doing that, we stick to the routine and become lazy. We do only those things which are easy and familiar.
It is very important to analyze the words of William James: “Life isn’t about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself.” and also of Henry Ford: “Don’t simply go through life. Grow through life.”
When we accept challenges and targets, a new wave of energy enters us and we get creative and innovative ideas, which make us a different and unique person in the crowd. Then we add new dimension to our life and career.