I have really enjoyed posted some great stories on this blog, but until now, all of them have been written by others.

This is my first attempt at posting an original story, I hope that you like it.

There were three storks who were born in the same nest and the same circumstances.

When it was time for them to leave the nest, they had to start to find their own food.

The first stork didn’t think that he would be able to catch the frogs and small fish that he needed to survive so he stomped around the edge of the lake in a foul mood. 

Of course, his stomping scared away his prey, confirming his belief that he would always go hungry.

The second stork was confident that he would be able to provide for himself, so he boldly entered the water and started chasing anything that made a ripple in the water, no matter how far away it was. 

As a consequence of his impatience, he too scared away his prey and ended up hungry and exhausted.

The third stork watched his brothers and then set out to catch his dinner.  He carefully studied the activities of the frogs and small fish and then stood quietly in a place where they congregated regularly. 

He then confidently and quietly went about catching and eating plenty of frogs and fish.  Eventually, through careful planning and focused action, he caught enough to fill his belly.

Which one are you?

Do you think that there aren’t any opportunities for you to do something meaningful, so you trudge around and make sure that this belief comes true?

Do you get all excited and start to act randomly and enthusiastically, but without a plan or strategy to guide you until you end up exhausted and disillusioned?

Or do you focus your energies, create a plan for your life and target one or two things that you can do really well, ensuring that you make a difference and do something meaningful?

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