You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life.

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This quote just hits you in the face. It is direct and truly from Rumi, a well-known Persian poet.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life.”

Rumi Quotes

Read it once, read it twice. The message is great and makes you think. Your potential is unlimited so stop yourself from ruin and start achieving things you are destined for. Get out of your zone and you can do a lot in just a short time.

Do things that make you uncomfortable and be willing to get your hands dirty. Choose and STEP OUT of your Zone.

Life is hard but it is not impossible to and achieve the things that are within reach. You just know that you’re meant for greater things and that should prevent you from stopping in your tracks. Keep moving!

The first step is always the hardest step.

But if you have it in you to eke out the courage and proceed forward, then you will win.


Here is the full stanza from where the quote was taken –

You were born with potential.

You were born with goodness and trust.

You were born with ideals and dreams.

You were born with greatness.

You were born with wings.

You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.

You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly.

Be inspired and kickstart your engine!

Rumi Quotes

We often stop and take the easy way out, stay in our zone. When facing with choices or at crossroads of whether to go for something more, what a fine reminder.

We know deeply that we are capable of so much more.

We need to trust ourselves and that a power bigger than ourselves is us to do more.

Trust that as in Rumi’s quote As you start to walk on the way, The way appears, If we can find the courage and start there will be many that will come along to help you, show us the way and be part of our journey. Doors are there, we just need to make the decision and go for it.

We have the wings so choice is ours.

Are you ready & open to Rise?

Below video on Ted, talks about How to make stress your friend! How to change our thinking on how we view stress it can have affect on our life expectancy. Also if related to the theme here on choosing or making decision between stressful job and non stressful:

“Chasing meaning is better for your health than avoiding discomfort
Go after what creates meaning in your life and trust yourself to handle the stress that follows”



I encourage you to not only read this quote but also to think and write does it mean to you, what and how you will apply it.  Encourage kids to write about what this quote means to them & how they will apply it to their lives.

If you are a leader or manager, inspire, motivate and share the positive quote with others. 

Consider Breathing meditation as a way to help calm down and reflect on the message.

Check out: Top 50 positive encouraging-Quotes

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