Do you ever look up and wish you could fly? I read an inspiring story recently about a baby eagle who got separated from his mother and landed in a chicken farm. He was cared for there and learned to act like chickens act – that’s all he knew, because that’s all he was ever taught. Then one day he saw a big eagle flying overhead and something inside him stirred. He had always felt that there was something different about him… Now he knew: he wanted to fly, not strut around on the ground!
“Could I?” he wondered. “How do I do it? What if I fall? Why am I stuck here in this barnyard, instead of being up in those treetops?”
How? What if? Why? These questions are double edged swords:
I am having so much fun watching you achieve things. You keep doing and doing and doing more, looking for that satisfaction and happiness that you think will come. But it’s oh so temporary, isn’t it? I just love that roller coaster ride of emotions you go through. Happy and high for a bit, and then poof! It’s gone and you’re down craving that next accomplishment.
It’s so much fun watching you actually identify with your accomplishments and depend on them to make you happy!
Now I’m going to make the game even more exciting.
Have you seen “Frozen”? It’s full of inspiration! I particularly love it when Elsa sings “Let it Go” and finally figures out that she can be herself and not hold back her powers. She sings of freedom and self-acceptance in “Let it Go”. Here’s a video version of it:
During a business workshop I took part in, we were given a 12” x 12” board and some markers, with instructions to draw our present situation on one side of the board and our desired future on the other. Yippee! I love drawing and went to it immediately. The board was square, so it mattered little to me which way I oriented it. (That turned out to be important later!)
Once we had our drawings done, it was “break through” time: break the board with our bare hands (karate style!), which represented breaking through our limitations
You probably know that proverb: fail 7 times, get up 8. But do you do it? So many people are held back in the prison of their comfort zone by the fear of failure, or the fear of not being perfect enough. Here’s a funny video of what happens with penguins...