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The story of an eagle living with chickens

Once upon a time, at a large mountainside there was an eagle nest with 4 large eagle eggs inside.

One day, an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down to a chicken farm, located in the valley below.

The chickens knew that they must protect the eagle egg. Eventually, the eagle egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born.

Being chickens, the chickens raised the eagle to be a chicken. The eagle loved his home and family but it seemed his spirit cried out for more.

One day, the eagle looked to the skies above and noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring. “Oh,” the eagle cried, “I wish I could soar like those birds.”

The chickens roared with laughter, “You cannot soar like those. You are a chicken and chickens do not soar.” The eagle continued staring at his real family up above, dreaming that he could be like them.

Eagle’s Dream

Each time the eagle talked about his dreams, he was told it couldn’t be done.

That was what the eagle learned to believe. After time, the eagle stopped dreaming and continued to live his life as a chicken.

Finally, after a long life as a chicken, the eagle passed away.

Moral: You become what you believe you are. If you ever dream to become an eagle, follow your dreams, not the words of chickens.

Author: Gary Barnes

{ 30 comments… add one }
  • Adelaide Moshoeshoe March 16, 2017, 1:45 pm

    That is great

    • MAMMO ASSEFA December 18, 2019, 12:43 pm

      Inspirational and very useful information,much thanks!

  • orlen lee April 9, 2016, 12:10 am

    It should have a happy ending. I am going to create one with a new ending, the eagle finally realized he is an eagle and flew high in the sky. And he lived happily ever after.

    • Pearl Sterling October 22, 2023, 4:13 am

      If you keep the negative ending, then the student is empowered to manifest the positive ending. “I’m not going to let this happen to me. I’m going to work hard. I want to fly like an eagle. I’m going to fly like an eagle.

  • Isaac Mark April 17, 2015, 1:10 am

    Wow, it’s a nice story and roots of success

  • Fakd July 10, 2014, 3:11 pm

    How did the chickens know they must protect the egg?

  • Tashia April 11, 2014, 10:37 pm

    Chicken and eagle story

  • Grezy January 18, 2014, 2:36 am

    Such an inspiring story… Always follow your dreams…

  • Arifa January 3, 2014, 8:49 pm


  • Anand Madanu November 24, 2013, 1:42 am

    It is a very beautiful story for every one who have a thurst for growing. Enjoy, inspire, and make better yourself with inspirational stories.

  • Arun J October 11, 2013, 9:24 am

    A very good and inspiring lesson..

  • Oluwatoyin September 16, 2013, 6:37 am


  • Aduot Peter Garang September 16, 2013, 5:30 am

    It is a very educative kind of story I have read, because to follow your dreams is a success. These days people were not follow they have dreams about.

  • Sarita July 27, 2013, 3:16 am

    A beautiful story to learn from.

  • Sam kanyotu July 21, 2013, 4:15 am

    Cool motivating stuff

  • Soniya June 20, 2013, 9:18 pm

    That’s true. When we set up our own English speaking institute in our town. People said you have gone mad. The business will fail and many negative things. But we did not pay attention to them. And now our business is gradually thriving.

  • Emmanuel June 20, 2013, 6:38 pm

    I love this story and I want more of it to move ahead with life.

  • Lucas Kano June 3, 2013, 7:34 am

    Follow your own mind.

  • Timothy March 18, 2013, 9:46 am

    Awesome story with a good message. I’m starting my week with the lesson gotten:)

  • Anthony gititi December 13, 2012, 5:00 pm

    What a good story to learn. It gave hope in my next life.

  • Anurag November 6, 2012, 3:50 am

    Awesome story ….

  • Vennela August 19, 2012, 10:08 am

    A very good story. . . There is a lot to learn from it. . .

  • Eunice July 4, 2012, 10:28 am

    Nice one! This story has a good moral lesson…try and try until you succeed..=)

  • Ade June 17, 2012, 2:26 pm

    I gained from this. Great story!

  • Mitts June 16, 2012, 12:54 pm

    Really good one… nice msg!!

  • Nihal Mahato June 8, 2012, 9:29 am

    It’s nice…. rightly said….just follow your dreams..not to the words of chicken.

  • Avi... June 8, 2012, 3:19 am

    Useful good to read story.

  • Vandana June 6, 2012, 6:53 am

    Nice story….we must not be defeated unless we stop trying…!!!

  • Sanju June 2, 2012, 11:20 pm

    Yaaa……a good story to learn from!!!!!!!!!…thnx!

  • RC May 31, 2012, 10:55 pm


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