Bird Story

Bird Story

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  • The young birds imagined flying around the world experiencing a myriad of new worms. The destination postcards had motivated the elephants.
  • Knowing that the elephant can be easily scared, Mama Bird cautioned her young.
  • You are dedicated young boys. I have seen you grow and I know that you are always ready to tackle a challenge. When you succeed, you celebrate for a time but then you must move on to harder challenges. This is how you learn.
  • As long as you keep putting forth your best effort, eventually you will reach the goal. You are each 100% capable of accomplishing this goal if you don't give up when it gets tough.
  • This exciting new adventure is going to be difficult. I want you to know that you won't always succeed with ease, and sometimes you'll fail. Just remember, each failure on the way to the destination is a step towards the outcome.
  • After a long day of flapping their wings and hovering above the nest, the boys were ready for a good night's rest. Tomorrow would be a new and challenging day.
  • As the sun rose the next morning, something had changed. The boys were excited to tackle a new challenge.
  • CHIRP CHIRP
  • Mom! Mom! Mom! What can we do next to practice?
  • Today I want to you make the tiny hop down to the branch below our nest.
  • Wow! That wasn't bad at all!
  • Boys remember! We are birds, flying is what we do. Stay true to your identity!
  • It was actually kind of fun!
  • Unfortunately, Huey didn't have quite as much luck has his brothers when it came time to land on the branch below.
  • Are you okay?! What a great effort!
  • Yes. But I think that there were already too many birds on that branch. That make it difficult for me to land. Also, there was a gust of wind that threw me off balance. I got unlucky that time.
  • Mama Bird remembered something that Wise Owl said to her a few nights before.
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  • Huey. Your outlook on that situation is called the self-serving bias. You made a mistake and that's okay, but instead of simply acknowledging it and trying again, you made excuses and put the blame on external causes. I'm sure it made you feel better but instead you need to be proud that you tried.
  • Mama Bird helped Huey back up to the nest so that he could try again.
  • Are you okay?! You were so close. I can tell that you tried even harder that time. You've almost got it!
  • Hahaha! That was so much fun! The leaves softened my landing. I think I know what I did wrong this time. Can you help me back up Mom? I think I'll get it next time.
  • With a few attempts under his belt, Huey tried one more time.
  • Good job Huey! I'm so proud of your effort and perseverance. You can overcome any challenge with that commitment.
  • WOOHOO!!!!
  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie spent the rest of the day fluttering around the tree branches. Their wings grew stronger and the boys' confidence grew with them.
  • As the sun set again the boys retreated to their nest. Right before they went to sleep Mama Bird taught them a phrase passed down through generations of birds. Mama Bird thought this might help the boys align their identity with their goals.
  • We are birds, we love to fly! We fly up high in the blue, blue sky!
  • That night, each bird spent the night dreaming of his favorite destination postcard while chanting the phase passed down through his family.
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  • Over the next few days Mama Bird watched as the boys pushed each other to fly just a little farther than the day before. First to the ground, then to the neighboring tree, and eventually to the other side of the forest and back.
  • Throughout their travels, Huey, Dewey, and Louie made friends with other neighboring birds. They all flew together. As the wind blew stronger, the rain poured down, and the cold winter weather set in, Huey, Dewey, and Louie looked to their friends for cues about how to behave.
  • After a winter of travel Huey, Dewey, and Louie returned home to Mama Bird.
  • My precious boys! You are finally all grown up and ready to have families of your own! Please don't forget the lessons I've taught you. The last step in embracing this change is to go off and indulge in exotic worms at your postcard destination.
  • Each boy had finally learned the skills he needed to embrace change. Huey made his way to a remote tropical island where he enjoyed the local delicacy, coconut worms.
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