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Postby Noels » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:55 pm

One of my favourite stories is about a man. Now this man is walking down a path and finds an egg – an Eagle’s egg. He takes this egg and puts it into the nest of a backyard hen.

Pretty soon the eagle hatches with the chicks and grows up with them. Now all his life that eagle did what the chickens did. He would poke around in the dirt looking for worms and insects to eat. He would fly a few feet into the air like chickens do. He’d cluck around…… and as time passed, that eagle - he grew very old. And one day, he saw something above him. This thing …… it glided gracefully and majestically through the clouds. “What’s that”? … the eagle says. “Oh that”? ….. “That’s an Eagle”, ……one chicken responds. “He is the king of all birds. The master of the skies. But we - we belong to the ground. Because we are just chickens. Don’t worry about him. You will never be that”. And that Eagle lived and died a chicken. Because THAT was what he thought he was.

This New Year it’s time to take flight. You and me both know that you don’t belong where you are right now. You don’t belong with some of the people you’re around right now. You’ve got no business doing what you’re doing right now. You’re being a chicken when you were born an Eagle….. So now the question is…. How long is it gonna take to make the Decision?.... To make the Shift and show some Courage. ……….Show some character ? ….

That word Character is funny. You know Character is the ability to carry out a resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Im gonna say that again – some of y’all might have missed it –…….. Character is the ability to carry out a resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Are you gonna say you wanna do something? Do it for two weeks and then quit? Like you did last year, like you did the year before last? You say you wanna lose weight, get in shape, get your business off the ground, get closer to God … and then turn around and party, … get lit …, … drink alcohol,…. eat like crap and continue to live below who you were created to be thereby committing the greatest sin known to man ?…. No, no, no, no,….

I’m not religious but I’m gonna take you to church see – the word “sin” comes from the Greek word sin used in archery. It means “to miss your mark”. The greatest sin in life is to miss your mark. To not be who you were created to be. … to be a chicken instead of an Eagle.

I don’t know if you guys remember growing up the story of Icarus. You know,… a lot of people remember Icarus being this guy who had his wings made out of wax. His father cautioned him not to fly too high or the sun will melt his wings and what happened? It was Icarus’s arrogance that caused him to fly too high, sun melted his wings and … boom … fell to the Earth – dead. But THAT’S not the full story. No, no, no, you didn’t know there was more to it? See Icarus’s father also cautioned him against flying too low. He said don’t fly too close to the sea or your weight will cause you to plummet into the water. See we all know not to be too arrogant – well … most of us … but how many of us know not to be too humble, too meek, too timid, too shy, too safe? It is said that the greatest tragedy in life is not that people aim too high and miss…. It is that people aim too low … and hit.

I see a lot of people on facebook, oh everywhere, … Instagram … talking about the friend zone “haha” laughing. He’s in the friend zone look, the hover hand! But I don’t see too many people making jokes about the other zone… the comfort zone … ain’t no memes about that! Ain’t no jokes. You know why? Because a lot of y’all are in there! Well in this New Year, let’s step out of our comfort zone.

Fortune favours the bold and it is the cave that you fear that will hold the treasure that you desire.

Forget a new year’s resolution. Forget it. Lets make a New Life Resolution. To be fully and authentically YOU. I don’t know what dream you have but I can guarantee you there’s somebody in the Hospital right now praying, begging God to have the opportunity that you have right now. Don’t blow it. It is time to go from mediocre to meteoric. It is time to go from being counted out to being counted on. It is time to fly like the Eagle you are. Or do you want to continue to cluck with the chickens?

Words from Inspirational Video on You-Tube by “PRINCE EA”
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Postby PaigeB » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Well in this New Year, let’s step out of our comfort zone.

I have heard it said, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
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Postby positrac » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:15 am

Thus the challenge of change. :wink:
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