The Fat Man Walking Across America
The Secret of Contentment

The Buzzard, the Bat and the Bumblebee

I came across this the other day.  Although the author is unknown, it’s still something to think about.   As you read this does it resonate with you?  Are you flapping your wings so hard, hitting your head against the wall and going nowhere?  Read on.  Your answer. your resolution, your breakthrough is sooooo simple!

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not ever realizing that all they have to do is look up.

Wow!  Do you remember the definition of insanity?  Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result!  Look around, look up … get outside your box. Get outside your comfort zone. Only YOU are blocking your success.  You won’t find your solution staying right where you are.  You have to move.  What does it take to move?  Change.  Change your point of view.  Change what you are doing.  Change how you are thinking.  Your breakthrough is yours for the taking!    So take it!


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