“The eagle stared skyward into the bright sun, straightened his large body, and stretched his massive wings. His wings moved, slowly at first, then surely and powerfully. With the mighty screech of an eagle, he flew.”
The fable of the eagle and the chicken tells of an eaglet who, for certain reasons, started living with chickens. He continued flocking with these birds even after he was told that he belonged to the sky, and hence could spread his wings and soar.
I imagine how he gazed into the sky, day after day, wishing he could join other birds flying happily up there. But he didn’t. Day after day, he simply wondered and wished.
Do wishes change anything?
No, they don’t.
So he remained on the floor. His dream and goal to soar were placed on hold. Maybe fear gripped his heart. “What if I fall and fail? What will others say?…” But these fearful questions got him nowhere.
There was one thing between him and his goal. A bridge he had to cross. Can you guess what it is?
I’ll help you.
It is called ACTION.
Action Begets Progress
The moment he straightened his body, spread his wings and took off, he climbed that bridge that ushered him into his goals – the air.
Yes, he went slowly at first, probably checking himself and wondering if he could do it. But surely, he went up. Why not? He’s an eagle!
Dear friend, it’s your time!
What’s that goal stamped on heart and penned on paper? You think about it on your bed and in your bathroom. Learn from this eagle.
What ACTION do you need to take towards it?
Time lost cannot be regained.
Watch how those before you took steps to get there. Pray. Yes, you can’t do anything worthwhile without God. Then like that eagle, straighten your body, spread your wings and fly.
Act. Make that call. Enroll for that course. Write to that client. Learn that skill. Create that website. Publish that post. Kick off that business.
Take action again and again. With each calculated step, you’ll be running close to the achievement of your goals. Don’t keep pushing it off. Time lost cannot be regained.
Are you ready?
1…. 2…. 3…. Action!!!
See you at the top.