Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Young Eagle

The Young Eagle 
Tom Reily

Taken fro the book The Power of Attitude, written by Mac Anderson.
Thomas Nelson Inc. Nashville, Tennessee. 2004.

The Young Eagle. By Tom Reily.

The nest of Young eagles hung on every Word as the Master Eagle described his exploits. This was an important day for the eaglets. They were preparing for their first solo flight from the nest. It was the confidence builder many of them needed to fulfill their destiny.

“How far can I Travel?” asked one of the eaglets.
“How far can you see?” responded the Master Eagle.
“How high can I fly?” quizzed the young eaglet.
“How far can you stretch your wings?” asked the old eagle.
“How long can I fly?” the eagle persisted.
“How far is the Horizon?” the mentor rebounded.
“How much should I dream?” asked the eaglet.
“How much can you dream?” smiled the older, wiser eagle.
“How much can I achieve?” the young eagle continued.
“How much can you believe?” the old eagle challenged.

Frustrated by the banter, the young eagle demanded, “Why don’t you answer my questions?”
“I did”
“Yes, but you answered them with questions”
“I answered them the best I could”
“But you’re the Master Eagle. You’re supposed to know everything. If you can’t answer these questions, who can?
“You.” The old wise eagle reassured.
“Me? How?” the young eagle was confussed.

“No one can tell you how to fly or how much to dream. It’s different for each eagle. Only God and you know how far you’ll go. No one on this earth knows your potential or what’s in your heart. You alone will answer that. The only thing that limits you is the edge of your imagination.”

The young eagle puzzled by this asked, “What should I do?”

“Look to the horizon, spread your wings, and fly”

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