Are you living like a chicken? Odds are you are !

I just found this. Very cool. Read it over 5 times and absorb it. Have a kick ass day!

A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air.Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat on his strong golden wings. The old eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked. “That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” said his neighbour. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth – we’re chickens.”

So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

– Anthony de Mello (1931-1987)

Is that you ? I mean stop and seriously think about it. What have you done this year to make yourself any different than the people you sit around at work?

Is your attitude any better than it was a year ago?

Do you have any more goals? Have you actually done any of them?

How are your finances? Are you investing yet like you should be ?

Stop thinking about this stuff and start doing it. How hard can it be to sit down right now and write down 5 goals. Five very simple goals that you could do in the next 2-3 months. It is not hard. Type them up in Wordpad, enlarge the text, make it a pretty font, center it, print it and put it on wall right next to you – I dare you.

If you are not going to do this simplest of things to stop being a chicken… well then.. enjoy sitting on the eggs!