Born to Win, Conditioned to Lose

Born to Win, Conditioned to Lose

David Cussler
The smarter you are, the less offensive I seem.

Once a farmer found an eagle's abandoned nest and an egg in it. Egg was still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens.

The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the yard with other hens and rarely looked up.

When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a wonderful sight - an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself, "If only I'd been born an eagle!”

What a waste of life and talent! He was born to win, but was conditioned to lose. If you want to soar like an eagle, you have to learn the ways of an eagle. “Most people go to their graves, with music still in them.” We don’t achieve excellence because of our own lack of vision and passion.

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