Fainting Goats…

Often times in our lives, some people react the very same way in response to certain events. Some people become powerless to control their minds and bodies when they are faced with fear. They shut down just like these goats… Next time, when you feel that you are going down that road, remember these goats and ask yourself … Am I being like the paralyzed goats? Is fear stopping me again from moving ahead with my life? Best Wishes, Bernie,...

The Story of the Little Sparrow [Part 3]

The Story of the Little Sparrow [Part 3]

In the previous e-letters, I told you about the story of a little sparrow seeking her hero, a giant bird, at the top of a mountain… After many attempts and a long journey, despite the ridicule from other sparrows, one early morning, after a week of climbing, she made it to the top of the mountain… What she saw at the top of the mountain shocked her… She saw snow-covered rocks with no trace of a living being… It was only rocks and snow… nothing else… quiet… the only sound was the sound of the cold wind blowing. She saw no giant bird. She was so disappointed. But wait… Do you still think there was no giant bird ? Well, don’t give up soon. Sometimes the truth is more amazing than the myth. She sat at the edge of a rock staring at the orchard from the top of the mountain. The orchard looked so small from there… small as an ant. She sadly thought about how much she wanted to meet the giant bird; how much she wanted to ask him how he could fly so high, how he could stand such a cold weather, and how he could be so strong… That’s when it hit her… She had managed to fly that high. She had withstood the cold. She had learned how to be strong and achieve incredible tasks, by not fearing failure and not giving up. She had learned how to accomplish great things by small incremental steps. She didn’t need to ask these questions from the giant bird anymore, because she already knew the answers. She found all her answers along the way. She realized that, in reality, she had all the qualities of the giant bird that she was searching for. Then she came to the realization that the giant bird is not a myth. It is very real. The giant bird does exist. She IS the giant bird! That’s why the sparrows’ stories always said that the giant bird is at the top of the mountain. Because any sparrow that makes it to the top of the mountain, will become a giant bird; a hero. She began to understand why she always had this feeling inside that the giant bird existed. It was because she was always the giant bird within. She had finally found her hero, the giant bird! When she realized all this, she was so empowered and happy that she screamed with joy. Her scream echoed through the mountains… Down at the orchard, other sparrows who were sitting around chatting as usual heard the scream. They all went silent and looked at each other in disbelief. But, after a moment of silence, one of them said “no, that’s not possible. the giant bird is just a myth”. Then they continued on with their gossips and little lives filled with limited beliefs… You too must realize that you are the giant hero you have been waiting for… This may be a metaphoric story, but it cannot be closer to the truth… Many secrets to success were in this little story; from how to believe and ignore the nay-sayers, to how great things are achieved by incremental steps and persistence… The true power is within you… All the methods, systems, tools and techniques do only one thing: They help you believe… believe in the ultimate truth… The truth that you are the giant hero and can change your life, accomplish anything, and change the world, when you believe. I hope you enjoyed this story and its important lessons… So remember, as always, believe and manifest...

The Story of the Little Sparrow [Part 1]

The Story of the Little Sparrow [Part 1]

In this e-letter, I am going to talk about finding a great hero that can change your life… You may wonder, how… Well, let me start off with the story of a little sparrow who found her great hero… Your answer will be at the end of this story. I am talking about a little sparrow who was living in an orchard; an orchard next to a very tall mountain; a mountain so tall that its peak was always in the clouds… You could hear sparrows get together before dusk and dawn, chirp and make noises. That’s what sparrows do. To us, they sound like they are making noises and chirping, but actually they like to get together, gossip, and tell stories. One of the amazing stories they would always talk about was about a giant bird living at the top of the mountain. Many of the sparrows didn’t believe in it. They would say the giant bird was only a myth and did not exist. But, the little sparrow believed in the giant bird more than anything. She could feel it. She believed in the giant bird so much, that sometimes at night when she would stare at the shiny snow covered mountain, she could hear the big bird’s scream echo from the top of the mountain… but she was the only one who could hear that. All the other sparrows were sound asleep. The little sparrow was determined to find the giant bird. She wanted to meet the giant bird to ask him how he could fly so high, how he could stand the cold weather at the top of the mountain, and finally how he could be so strong. So one day she decided to climb the mountain and meet her hero… that was her mission. When other sparrows found out about her mission, they turned her into a laughing stock, making fun of her ambition… They would make fun of her, calling her crazy… They would say “Who do you think you are?… you are just a little bird. You can’t fly that high. Even if you could get that high, you can’t stand the cold”. Even her friends would say “The giant bird is only a myth. It doesn’t exist. Why would you want to give up your comfortable life here for a dream and an illusion?” But, the little sparrow knew her dream was not an illusion. She could imagine meeting the giant bird so vividly. She could feel that she was standing next to her hero at the top of the mountain looking down at the orchard. The urge to find her hero was so intense that had become her life’s mission. She made up her mind and planned her journey to the top of the mountain. One morning, as all the sparrows got together to chat, gossip, and waste time as usual, the little sparrow was missing. She had started her journey. But her journey was tougher than she thought. She would fly up the mountain a little and then she’d stop to rest. It was so difficult for her. After all, she was just a little bird who was used to flying from one tree branch to another… nothing more that. By mid-day she was so tired, even though she hadn’t made it that high up yet. She couldn’t fly higher anymore. The weather was getting colder and colder too. Her thin feathers were no match for the penetrating cold breeze in the mountain. She had no choice… she had to climb down the mountain and go back home… It was before the sunset and all the sparrows were together gossiping as usual, when they noticed the little sparrow coming down the mountain, tired and broken, with her head down… They all burst out laughing at the little sparrow, humiliating her. Her friends were telling her “We told you so. Why are you so stubborn? The giant bird doesn’t exist”. Other sparrows were less kind. They made fun of her and called her stupid. One of the sparrows put large leaves over his wings and yelled at the little sparrow “Here’s your hero! … I am the giant bird” while other sparrows watched and laughed. The little sparrow was so humiliated and broken… But wait… this is not the end of the story… Do you really think the giant bird didn’t exist? Do you think the little sparrow was just a crazy dreamer? What the little sparrow did next and what she found out will surprise you… So make sure you read the next e-letters for the ending of the story....