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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Believe in Yourself

Hello all
Today let me share two very interesting stories with you which gives a very good example about the fact that we are what others think of us and not what we think of ourselves. But in the real life it should be the other way round and you should be what you think of yourself. The stories are as follows-

1. The Chicken

Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagle's nest rested. The eagle's nest contained four large eagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs 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 eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg.
One day, the egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born. Sadly, however, the eagle was raised to 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. "Oh," the eagle cried, "I wish I could soar like those birds." 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 couldn't be done. That is what the eagle learned to believe. The eagle, after time, stopped dreaming and continued to live his life like a chicken. Finally, after a long life as a chicken, the eagle passed away.
The moral of the story: You become what you believe you are; so if you ever dream to become an eagle follow your dreams, not the words of a chicken.

2. The Mental Chain

Most people are like the circus elephant. Have you ever seen a giant elephant in an indoor arena tied to a little wooden stake. That huge creature can pick up two thousand pounds with its trunk, yet it calmly stays tied. Why?
When that elephant was just a baby, and not very strong, it was tied by a huge chain to an iron stake that could not be moved. Regardless of how hard it tried, it could not break the chain and run free. After it a while it just gave up. Later, when it is strong, it never attempts to break free. The "imprint" is permanent. "I can't! I can't!' it says.
There are millions of people who behave like this creature of the circus. They have been bound, tied and told "You'll never make it," so many times they finally call it quits. The may have dreams, but the "imprinting" keeps pulling them back.
Today, eliminate the source of your limitations. When you mentally break free, the boundaries will be removed from your future.

These two stories give a very good impression of our outlook towards ourselves only.
Your attitude in life should be- I am what I am
Don’t let the people to frame any impression but frame it by yourself and leave that impression on others. And remember one thing in life-
“If you aim to fly with the Eagles in the sky, don’t waste your time swimming with the ducks.”
Thanks

2 comments:

  1. Very nicely written and the interpretion of the stories was also very good. Do write with the same spirit and style. Keep it up. Well done.

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  2. Before i comment on the article, aadat se majboor, i would just point out one thing, "it should be contrary" doesn't fit in grammer, "it should be the other way round" or "it should be the opposite" would suit! because contrary is a word used in reference to one object; eg: "his views are contrary to mine".........


    Except this, the article is as always superb... the interpretations, the morals and the wisdom shared by you is great!

    Keep writing and keep spreading the wisdom!!

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