It has been exactly 10 months since I have started my coaching practice. I have realized many things – including that establishing a business, being an involved father of two daughters under the age of 6, and other life commitments has been challenging to say the least. I believe that challenge and being uncomfortable are opportunities to build capacity and grow. Sometimes growth is taking a small step forward – even if it is uncomfortable, unnatural, and difficult.
Barriers and what hold us back
I have been putting off blogging for a while now. There been numerous reasons that I have come up with. These include the ‘market conditions are not right’, ‘I need more time’, ‘My thoughts are jumbled’, ‘I need to have the perfect post that is thought provoking’, ‘I need to read more’, ‘I’m an introvert’ and so on…
Today I am choosing to take a small step forward. One of things that I am truly passionate about is seeing others succeed. The intention of this blog is to offer some reflection for you to help you on your path to success. I am here to encourage and inspire you as well to provide a challenge to you to step into your potential. Comments are very much welcome and I look forward to continuing a dialogue with each and everyone of you.
So with all this being said, what is a small step forward that you can take towards your success?
Here is a story for your reflection. Happy Tuesday.
There’s an old, well known story of a chicken farmer who found an eagle’s egg. He put it with his chickens and soon the egg hatched.
The young eagle grew up with all the other chickens and whatever they did, the eagle did too. He thought he was a chicken, just like them. Since the chickens could only fly for a short distance, the eagle also learnt to fly a short distance. He thought that was what he was supposed to do. So that was all that he thought he could do. As a consequence, that was all he was able to do.
One day the eagle saw a bird flying high above him. He was very impressed. “Who is that?” he asked the hens around him. “That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” the hens told him. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth, we are just chickens.”
So the eagle lived and died as a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.