Spread the wings of courage and start flying!The word 'fly' reminds me of the story of 'His first flight' written by Liam O' Flaherty. It is a story of a little seagull which was afraid of flying. One day the seagull's parents taught the young seagull and his siblings how to fly, skim the waves and dive for fish. Everyone started flying except the young seagull. Every time when the little one tried to fly, fear conquered him. His parents, brothers and sisters encouraged him to make his first flight. But it did not have the courage and confidence to attempt. So, leaving the young seagull on the ledge, his parents and all his brothers and sisters flew away a day before to search for food.
It was sunny and the seagull was alone and starving to death as he had not eaten anything since the previous night. He tried several times to fly but did not have the courage to fly because he had a strong thought that his wings would never support him. While he was in a pathetic condition, he saw his mother tearing a piece of fish with her beak. Out of hunger, the little one cried at her mother. His mother approached towards him with a piece of fish and kept the fish out of his reach. Maddened by hunger, the young seagull dived at the fish. On seeing the dive of the little seagull, his mother flew upward and the little one started to fall. He was at the peak of his fear, but the next moment he realized that he was flying in the air with his wings. The young seagull finally made his first flight.
Every journey begins with a single step. Be it a hard or a smooth journey, one must have the courage and self-confidence to start a journey. What good are wings without the courage to fly? Being a coward and holding the fear will not give a fruitful result. In our life, success is never guaranteed but every single step matters in our journey, so one has to try hard regardless of a possibility of a failure. Fear is just a reaction but courage is a wise decision. Ignoring the fear and courageously stepping forward helps us to fly high instead of staying idle in the same zone for years. Not only birds, we humans are also born with magical wings. Spreading our wings of courage and confidence will help us to fly high. We can catch our dreams only if we spread our wings of courage and start flying.