Birds of a feather

It’s a common adage – birds of the same feathers flock together. It’s a natural phenomenon created by the maker. But why is it like that? Why can’t the crow flock with the eagle? The sparrow with the vulture? In the same way, why can’t the lion mingle with the sheep? The buffalo with the hippopotamus? Indeed it is by nature. I’m into network marketing. I started a few months ago and though business is good, I  do found myself in doubt and fear of being on the wrong path. Recently, we had a training session at the end of which all my fears and doubt had been allayed. Oh yes!

Every entity or creation has goals, visions, and roles. These make us who we are. Our character, mannerism, likes  dislikes and our inclinations stem from these and they create the differences between us. A lion’s goal each day is to kill animals in order to feed itself and its cubs. A sheep is satisfied with  green grass that it comes across. Each will go to any extent to achieve their purpose. While growing up in the barracks, I witnessed on several occasions, how sheep will either jump over or break down a farm fence to get access to the attractive green grass on the other side. However, neither of them walks alone. Lions move in pride while sheep move in herds. Monkeys move in troops, birds move in flocks, fish in schools and microorganisms move in colonies.  Every group consist of the same type of animals. Why is that so?

For the achievement of common goals.

I believe all lions will have the same goal…to obtain a prey. Sheep in the same vain will be to obtain forage. This confirms the adage birds of the same feathers flock together. A group of workers in a bank will have the same goal and mission – to serve customers and make the bank a leading one in the long run. If you have a goal and you want to achieve it, align yourself with people of a similar goal and work together as a team.  That will increase the percentage of you achieving your goal.

For support, motivation, and encouragement.

A bird in flight will at one point or the other experience some amount of despair especially if the journey is great. l believe each bird is motivated to keep moving by the many other birds of the same feather flocking with it. A person acts the same way…we are motivated when others of similar goals and visions as ours  face the same problems we do but hope for things to change for the better. These are necessary so we do not feel the greater weight and make wrong decisions in our despair.

To share in failure and success.

A person who lives without anyone to talk to when there is a problem or to laugh and celebrate with when there is success will probably die early than one with a confidant and companion.  When we have people of “the same feathers” around us they will push us when we have doubt  of our own existence. People who will say “you did well, that was a great move.” when we are probably thinking otherwise moves us a step to success. Although it is said that one should be self-motivated, it still helps to have such valueless people. Adios!

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