I’ve read many versions of the fable about an eagle who thought he was a chicken and have been unable to find the original source. Dr. Eldon Taylor, author of “Choices and Illusions,” Has an inspiring U-Tube video about the fable that can serve as a “pick-me-up” if you’re having a day when you don’t feel capable of soaring.


1. Are there any ways that you see yourself as a barnyard chicken and are not aware of your potential to soar like an eagle? What would soaring look like for you?

2. Are you focusing too much on developing your weaknesses instead of maximizing your strengths? Too often we work on improving what we don’t do well, only to become average. If you focus instead on becoming even better at what you already do well, you could become exceptional.

3. Are you surrounding yourself with a bunch of chickens who make it difficult for you to soar? Is it time to “fly the coup” and begin hanging out with eagles like you?

4. What words of encouragement can you provide today to someone who is acting like a chicken when you really believe they have the potential to be an eagle?

People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh, and wish things would change -without them having to change anything in the process.

They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. They are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and stifle their desire to soar for very long.

If you’re feeling the impulse to soar, it’s time to stop consenting to creep. Maybe all you need is a little push to move you from where you are to where you could be.

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Rita is a Wife, Mother, Business Owner, Author, Professor of Business Transformation and Innovation, & a Thought Leader to Fortune 500 executives.

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Rita Burgett-Martell is the author of two books: Change Ready! and Defining Moments.
The practical guidance Rita provides is based on her thirty years of professional experience as an organizational change consultant to Fortune 500 clients and career coach to more than 11,000 individuals, plus her own experience of embracing the unknown to completely reinvent her own life from that of an 18-year-old uneducated housewife in Nashville, Tennessee to an international change strategist and thought leader to C-level and senior executives.

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