There lived a crow on a tree top. Every day he used to watch with utter wonder the acts of an Eagle.
The eagle had a nest high up on a mountain. He used to swoop down from there to get hold of a lamb and fly up again and all in one go.
The crow was amazed by the feat of the eagle.
One day he was so excited that he wanted to imitate the eagle. So he flew as high as he could. From there he began to swoop down. He came down and down. But alas, he could not control himself. He crashed on the ground and broke his beak.
Thoughtless imitation will end in danger. Our own brains should be put to extra use while imitating. We should not try to improve ourselves only by imitating others “Borrowed garments seldom fit well!” You should know you personal strenghts and limitations. You must try to progress and rise high by putting in sincere efforts and hard work. The earnest efforts made in attaining something bear fruit. The attainment gained through hard work is real and long lasting. Once you are able to identify your capabilities and weaknesses, you can work wonders in improving yourself by making proper use of your capabilities.