A Lakegull or Seagull?

March 30th, 2009 | No Comments |

seagull1Have you ever felt like you weren’t really living up to your true potential and most of the time you feel like you are a Nascar driver at a go car track? At times, do you catch yourself thinking that there has to be more to life than what you are currently experiencing?

Over the weekend I took my family to an Optimist fishing day for the youth and while fishing we couldn’t help but notice the seagulls flying around the lake. There must have been at least 30 of them hanging around this little lake amongst the ducks and I started thinking to myself, “Aren’t seagulls supposed to be near the beach or a shore somewhere?” I mean, don’t they have as part of their name “Sea?” When I think of Seagulls, I picture them just gliding in the ocean breeze, hanging in mid air, without having to flap their wings. Yet, here they are, 400 miles from the nearest shoreline, at a little tiny lake, in the middle of the Arizona Mountains?? Why?

Now I don’t know much about birds, but what probably happened was once upon a time, a Seagull ventured off from the beautiful shorelines, got stuck here in the mountains thinking there was no possible way to get back to the shore, had babies and raised them to think that this was their true calling in life. So the offspring of this one seagull has been living inland for generations. Sound familiar?

One day, one, two or maybe three of those Seagulls will realize their true calling in life and fulfill their potential and return to the sea. Along with those few, others will follow and learn that they too have the potential to become more. It’s in their blood. It can’t be tamed, unless, they allow it to be tamed.

The only reason Dog’s and other domestic animals are tamed is because they are taken care of with food, shelter and in a good home, are shown love. So they choose to stay for those reasons. The only reason people work for someone else is because of the same reasons. They get food, shelter and at times, a little recognition….and that is good enough for most. So they choose to stay!

But for some, who know that they deserve more, won’t settle for the tiny lake in the middle of Arizona when they know the entire Sea is out there. It’s all a choice. And yes, I did say settle. Everyone of us has the opportunity, the potential and the courage to choose to be as the seagulls at the shores, or the parakeet in the cage. The real question is: Do you want to simply survive….or do you want to Live?

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

Think about it. Never miss your kids’ events, set your own schedule, choose your own income and enjoy a lifestyle and income which most people only drool over!

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