Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagles nest rested. The eagles nest contained four large eagle eggs.
One day an earthquake rockedthe mountain causing one of theeggs to roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley below.
The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the eagles egg, so an old hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg.
One day, the egg hatched and abeautiful eagle was born. Sadly, however, the eagle was raisedto be a chicken. Soon, the eagle believed he was nothing more than a chicken!!!!!
The eagle loved his home and family, but his spirit cried out for more.While playing a game on the farm one day, the eagle looked to the skies above and noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring in the skies.
The chickens roared with laughter, "You cannot soar with those birds. You are a chicken and chickens do not soar."
The eagle continued staring, at his real family up above, dreaming that he could be with them. Each time the eagle would let his dreams be known, he was told it couldnt be done.
The eagle thought to himself if he would stop dreaming and continued tolive his life and die like a chicken, or dreaming that he could be with the eagle above. Finally, he decided to do what he haven’t done before.
The eagle breathed deeply. The first streaks of sunlight caughthis eye. He stretched his giant wings, almost six feet across!!!
The eagle slowly lifted off the ground. It ascended into the sky. It soared higher and higher and further and further.
It saw more in an instant than its companions had in an entire lifetime, and from that time forth it was never again content to be a barnyard fowl.
We are born to win but conditioned to lose. This is true of most people. We don’t achieve excellence because we think we can’t achieve it.
The moral # 1 : We become what we believe we are.We need to be aware of who we are, what we are capable of doing, rather, define our identity which will keep us focused as we set our priorities, organize tasks, deal with emergencies, and accomplish challenges in our personal and business lives.
The moral # 2 : Overcome fear and negative thoughtsFear and negative thoughts create stress, panic and anxiety. They defeats our plans and goals. Overcome them by building self-confidence. Identify our fears and negative thoughts then take action. Once we start to do something, they will disappear. Changing the word “Impossible” to “I’m possible”.
The moral # 3 : Welcome challenges Challenges are opportunities to break out of the routine of our job and expand our skills. Challenges can be spring boards to professional growth if they are welcomed as opportunities rather than tolerated as nuisances.
The moral # 4 : Take pride in achievementsAs we progress in life, it is important to take pride in our achievements. Thoughwe cannot overlook the problems of tomorrow, we should not forget to celebrate the successes of today.
The moral # 5 : Be flexible Sometimes, lack of self-motivation is because of failure to adapt or change. The solution to this may be flexibility- a willingness to adapt strategies to suit the goal so they more nearly fit our values and skills.
The moral # 6 : Start doing it now !!!Get in motion as soon as possible, and as our momentum builds, so will our motivation.
We can choose to live as a chicken who will always look up and envy themighty eagle or we can be an eagle and enjoy the thrill of soaring in the sky. Time to decide, Chicken or Eagle - choice is all yours! Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn