If you’ve always been poor, does that mean you’re not meant for wealth?
If you’ve always been sad, does that mean you will never be happy?
If you’ve always been alone, does that mean you’ll never find true love?
If you’ve always had bad grades, does that mean you’re not smart?
If you’ve failed time and time again, does that mean you’ll never be successful?
The answer to these questions is YES!
But only if you keep your head down and see yourself as a poor, sad, lonely, stupid failure.
Each of us has been born with the potential for greatness. Do you agree with the philosophy that “All men are created equal?” That’s a nice feel-good phrase, but what does it really mean?
Does it mean that we are all born into equal circumstances? No.
Does it mean we are all born with the same sets of skills? No, of course not. So what is it then?
Very simply stated:
What we all have in common, every one of us, is the ability to apply ourselves to achieving that which we desire.
Each of us has the capacity to dream big, to assess and accept the aspects of our reality that are standing in our way, learn from our mistakes, over come them and succeed.
Unfortunately, it seems to be human nature to always look back instead of ahead; to look down instead of up. We’re so focused on our feet that we forget the fact that we were born with wings.
Just like a baby bird, we can’t just start flying as soon as we hatch. Our wings have to grow strong and develop before we take that leap of faith — or mom kicks us out of the nest.
Here’s what I like to call the “can’t, never, and will” of flying:
1. You can’t fly if you don’t try
2. You’ll never fly if you stay in the nest and play it “safe.”
3. You will fly if you believe in yourself, take a leap of faith and don’t give up.
You see, just because your feet are on the ground, doesn’t mean you weren’t born to fly. You have wings that are just as capable as those of your heroes – the men and women who you admire and have always wanted to be like.
The difference is… they’re using their wings.
The question is, when will you use yours?