08 Nov First Choice | Nov 2018
The First Choice You Make
When I saw this bird, I wondered what choice it had made to perch on that branch. So I asked:
“Hey there, why did you hop up on that branch?”
“Because I knew I could. And that’s also why I can fly – because I know I can.”
“What if you didn’t know you could?”
“Then I’d be stuck on the ground. You see, every choice forward begins with confidence in yourself.
So if you want to rise above where you are, you must know that you can.
You might conclude that knowing you can is the first choice you make on your way to achieving success.”
“Does every bird know this?”
“Of course! Every bird has optimism built into its instinct for survival.”
And with that, the bird flew away.
Please consider this important wisdom.
Your success in any endeavor begins with the belief that you can succeed.
Without this, you would avoid starting. And then you’d invent excuses to explain that choice.
So know that you can. And know that you deserve the rewards that follow.
Because you have the ability to be awesome.
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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation