Aiming Your Beak to the Skies

The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
The first, that it flies to the highest point;
The second, that it does not suffer for company,
not even of its own kind;
The third, that it aims its beak to the skies (…)

Carlos Castaneda

Looking where you’re going makes it more likely for you to actually get there. This also means no distractions, no looking back or hesitating. The time invested in issues that can’t be solved because their time has passed is time taken from the present. From the journey of the present. Time that takes us closer to where we want to get to.

Life happens now. It doesn’t happen in our thirties when we got The mortgage, nor in the fifties when our children are independent. It most likely won’t happen in our sixties or eighties when we retire from mindless living and seek purpose.

It can be hard to explain this to another human being, but simply put: life is the time you brush your teeth to the time you act against the comfortable beliefs that led you nowhere.

Aim high and success will follow.

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