Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from
Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen.
He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.

Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of
the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had
not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon,
but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his
court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird
had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king
thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to
understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and
get a farmer."

In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the
palace gardens. He said to his court, "Bring me the doer of this miracle."

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The
king asked him, "How did you make the falcon fly?"

With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, " It was very easy, your
highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting."

We are all made to fly -- to realize our incredible potential as human beings.
But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that
are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they
remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane.
So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and

So let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to
the glory of flight.

If you remain in your comfort zone you will not go any further

We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are

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