I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers …….. but hold up a ship.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
– Josh Billings
I have learnt that…..you don’t always need a perfect pair of wings to fly!
The Butterfly said to the Sun – They can’t stop talking about my transformation.
Little do they know that I can only do it once in my lifetime.
If only they knew, that they can do it at any time and in countless ways!!
(Pic: Courtesy Google)
If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time….don’t drag your feet !!!
The Game of Perception: What people call “Congested” in a bus becomes “Atmosphere” in a night club.
Sipping tea in my garden this morning, I watched a little butterfly, perched atop a freshly opened, fragrant pink rose. As someone who is mighty fascinated by butterflies, I leaned forward to take a closer look. The little creature had a beautiful pair of wings, with an intricate design which was clearly visible as it stretched open its wings, in an attempt to fly, Also, one of its wings was tattered!!
I felt a sudden surge emotions for the little being. As I was contemplating on what I could do to help and feeling sad at the same time, my gaze was fixed at the little wings trying their best at flapping.
Lo, behold! After several attempts, it flew and landed itself on the next flower. After gorging on the sweet nectar, it went on to fly further.
Leaving me with a thought – You really don’t need a perfect pair of wings to fly!
It reminded me of various conversations that I’ve had with many senior leaders, who choose to stay stuck in the Perfectionist Frame of mind.As their Executive Coach, it was my duty to make them see the mirror and recognize how this mindset was often counterproductive and coming in their way of success.
Over conversations, we slowly worked on the limiting belief pattern and I am proud of so many of my Coachees, who learnt the art of letting go, slowly but surely. Their pursuit for perfection was slowly replaced by a pursuit for effectiveness.
And therefore realized – Yes, you really don’t need a perfect pair of wings to fly.