It Does Take Courage to be Extraordinary

JonathanContinuing our story about Jonathan Livingston Seagull: When Jonathan returned to the flock to share the breakthroughs, the Elder told him to “Stand to Center for Shame in the sight of your fellow gulls!” The Elder chastised him for being irresponsible and to be reminded that Seagulls were put in the world to eat and stay alive as long as possible. In spite of Jonathans protest that now gulls could find more meaning, a higher purpose for living, the gulls turned their backs upon him.

Jonathan goes on to learn more about flight and speeds. His sorrow is in not being alone, but with the limiting beliefs of the flock. As Jonathan perfects his skills, he is presented with an opportunity to go even higher by fellow seagulls who are Master Teachers. They teach him flying beyond his imagination.

He becomes a Master who now teaches other outcast seagulls looking for more meaning to living and greater flying ability. He taught them “Everything that limits us we have to put aside.”

One of his students, Fletcher Seagull, is shocked when Jonathan hands over the instruction of students to Fletcher. Jonathan explains that Fletcher doesn’t need him anymore. He says to Fletcher, “You don’t need me any longer. You need to keep finding yourself, a little more each day, that real, unlimited Fletcher Seagull...Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.”

After some time Fletcher sighed, and said to the new group of students, “Let’s begin with Level Flight.”

“No limits, Jonathan?” Fletcher Seagull thought. Well, then, the time’s not distant when I’m going to appear out of thin air on your beach, and show you a thing or two about flying?”

It does take courage to be extraordinary. It takes courage to fly where you want to fly; to fly at record breaking speeds; to fly in the face of cynicism from members of your flock; to test untried flight patterns; to fail countless times, to be true to yourself and to rise above flock limitations that you allow to define you. Answer your call to SOAR. The world needs your brilliance.

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