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Get Out of the Chicken Zone

Get Out of the Chicken Zone

If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
My dear Uncle Joe (R.I.P.) always told me to choose my circle wisely – to surround myself with people who will help elevate me and vice versa.  At a young age, I thought it was impolite to pick and choose whom I associated with based on this idea.  As I grow older, live and learn more, I have a greater understanding of what he meant.
Don’t get me wrong, some people don’t mind being a chicken; except if you’re a Springer Mountain Farm’s chicken, I guess –  but even that only places you in the position of being on someone’s dinner plate.  But eagles, yes….they soar around in the sky looking down on everyone; they are the highest flying birds in the sky and they have the keenest sense of sight.  Chickens stay grounded, never really going anywhere, scratching the ground, leading average lives.
Your vibe attracts your tribe.  Have you ever heard that saying?  I believe it – but I also believe your tribe attracts your vibe.  Place yourself in a position to associate with those who uplift you; those you can learn from.  Be around people who help you bring out the best parts of yourself; who help you in your evolution; who inspire you to use your gifts and talents.  Most of all, associate with people who inspire you to “level up” – who motivate you to actually make those changes you keep saying you’re going to make.  Those who make you face and overcome your fears? Never let them go.
As you change and evolve, your tribe will too!  You will find as you grow to love and care for yourself more, so will those around you.  I am a firm believer that God sends the people you need in your life at the right time.  Accept and embrace the lessons you learn from your interactions with people – good and bad.  When it’s time for them to leave your life, let them go.  On your commuter train through life, some have their tickets punched to ride all the way; others are on for just a short ride.
As youngsters, we received “seeds” from our village to plant. Only after what we’ve planted has flourished will we receive the harvest the seed was supposed to provide.  With age and maturity comes knowledge and realization. Thanks for the seed, Uncle Joe – it took me a while – but I get it.
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Bettye Burney
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Bettye Burney

You hit the nail on the head again Janine. I admire the strength of the eagle as a teaching tool for my youth mentees. I also believe our vibes resonate upon others as well as ourselves in finding the right niche when it comes to getting involved with people. Along life’s journeys I’ve had many kindred spirits where we shared the same vibes as we were able to uplift each other and correct one another in positive ways. I am thankful to have felt the vibes of individuals that are positive that connect like a battery. I want to keep… Read more »

ulrica bailey
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ulrica bailey

This was great, alot of your points you touch I focus on daily to build my life to become a better person. At this time I am focus on the level up in my life as well as I know that I am an Eagles and grateful to known that I am elite and rare. I am also grateful that I have learned to keep my group with other Eagles and not Chickens. I am a go get it and love flying high as an Eagles. Your article was great and I am glad that I have this article to… Read more »

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