American Indian Proverb
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Aim at the sun and hit an Eagle. Aim at an Eagle and hit a rock!
~~ American Indian Proverb
I heard this when I first got out of high school and it has been one of the bedrocks of my belief system ever since. I heard it at a motivational seminar I went to. I cannot remember who it was that I heard it from, but hopefully from an American Indian . . . but not likely.
Like most proverbs, and we discussed the definition of a proverb in another Quote of the Day that featured a proverb, there is an element of wisdom and advice in the quote or proverb.
I think what the object lesson was here is that you must always aim higher than your target, your goal. Don’t just aim at something that is easy to achieve, but shoot for the sun and you will likely hit the Eagle, your goal. But, if you just shoot for what you want, then you could miss it and hit a rock.
Aim high, set stretch goals. Set goals that are out of your comfort zone. Dream Big!
Hey, don’t go out and shoot at Eagles just because I used that term. I believe it is illegal to even own an American Bald Eagle feather, much less kill one. That is a serious crime today. They are magnificent creatures! A beautiful site. But don’t kill or try to buy the feathers of one.
Let’s put a little action plan in this quote as well. Just because you aim at the sun, doesn’t mean you are going to hit the target, right? What are you doing to have to do to hit the target. Let the arrow loose! If you don’t let the arrow loose, Perform an Action, you will just stand there looking at the Eagle, in all it’s majesty, and have a memory of what was. Unless you let the arrow fly! Your target / goal will just be a memory, a dream.
Go out and Aim for the Sun! Go out and Let Your Arrows Fly!
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