By Paul Ryder
In life it is so easy to fall prey to the social circle we live in, whether that be good or not, is for you to decide as it is said we become a reflection of the “5″ main people who we think about the most! Here is a story that I heard a few years ago.
One day while walking through his fields, mending fences and checking on the livestock, a farmer found a little eagle fledgling which had fallen from a tree. The fledgling was very small, but it was still alive. The farmer did not have the heart to leave it where it was, so he picked it up and took it back to the farm, where he put it in the chicken coop in hope that the chickens would support it.
To the happiness of the farmer, the chickens took the eagle fledgling as one of their own. The eagle was quite happy and quickly learned from the other chicks how to eat corn and how to scratch round in the pen looking for food. The eagle even started to cluck like a chicken, which was to the farmer’s great amusement.
One summer’s afternoon, the chickens and the eagle were quietly eating corn in the pen, when high above them they all heard a loud screech, and looking up they all saw a beautiful golden eagle in full flight. At this, the eagle in the pen (now fully grown) was amazed, “What is that?” he asked the other chickens. “That is an eagle, king of the skies!” they replied, and they all stood and watched in amazement as the eagle in the sky glided effortlessly, proud and strong.
The next day the eagle in the pen was trying to fly. He flapped his huge wings, but to his amazement he could not get even a foot off the ground. He then sat there trying to screech like the eagle, but only made a clucking noise. The other chickens in the pen found this very funny and began to laugh. “What are you doing?” asked the lead hen. The eagle in the pen told all the other chickens that he wanted to “fly like the king of the skies and be free.” This statement made all the other chickens burst out laughing. They said: “But you’re just a chicken! Like us, you eat corn and scratch in the
pen – you’re just a chicken.”
“Oh yes,” said the eagle, being overpowered by the other chickens as he put his head down sadly and started looking for corn, “Guess that is all I’ll ever be.”
Are you being told you are something that you are not?
The author of this Article is a Paul Ryder who is a UK based emotional intelligence, coach, personal trainer and author.
Paul is the director of Future Mind Training and has been studying his field for over 17 years. After working through challenges of depression, from bullying and abuse he now trains teachers, company directors and leading sports people to reach their true potential.
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