There are things that we can accomplish in life so incredible that others marvel at.

Last week, I started out with the intent to grill up some chicken breasts when I come across this:

Bird's nest in grillNow I’m not a bird expert, but I would say this is a large nest. It was amazing the amount of work this little bird had accomplished in a short amount of time (I had used the grill about a week prior to this picture).

That bird had been a planner, and she was just doing what she felt was right.

She had a “Why” in place and set out to do whatever it took to make those goals come true.

After coming across this nest and making sure there were no eggs, I cleared out the grill and proceeded to make some chicken for my own family.

I took this bird’s home away. I was the hardship that devastated her world and tore down her dreams.

What did she do in this harrowing situation? I’m not sure if she cursed me and the rest of the world, but she certainly didn’t spend a lot of time complaining about her situation.

She buckled down and got to work again. Maybe she had a new sense of urgency with her goals.

She saw a threat to her dreams & fought for what was important. 

She put the past in the past, moved on, and STILL went on to accomplish great things. She had a reason for not giving up.

Bird's Second Nest

And what do you know, the next week she had defeated me, fair and square.

It’s hard to argue with perseverance like that.

Whatever it is that you’re trying to accomplish right now, know that there is always someone out there who wants to cut you down. They want to tell you that you won’t succeed or that your goals aren’t worth the effort. Tell that to this bird.

As much as I wanted my grill, this bird worked harder than me to get it. Look who has the grill now.

You might think you’re not good enough, that there is no point in continuing and that your goal will be impossible. Not True.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”― Henry Ford

What has this bird inspired in you?