An eagle’s egg was placed in the nest of a prairie chicken.
The egg hatched and the little eagle grew up thinking
it was a prairie chicken.
The eagle did what the prairie chickens did.
It scratched in the dirt for seeds. It clucked and cackled.
It never flew more than a few feet because that is what
the prairie chickens did.
One day he saw an eagle flying gracefully and majestically
in the open sky. He asked the prairie chickens:
"What is that beautiful bird?" The chickens replied,
"That is an eagle.
He is an outstanding bird, but you cannot fly like him
because you are just a prairie chicken."
So the eagle never gave it a second thought,
believing that to be the truth. He lived the life of and
died a prairie chicken, depriving himself of his heritage
because of his lack of vision.
What a waste! He was born to win,
but was conditioned to lose.
Do not let people or situations or even yourself
condition you to lose in life.