What is your vision? What instincts are guiding you towards your goals?
Bishop T.D. Jakes spoke this powerful message on one of Oprah’s Life Class shows. Bishop Jakes talked about instincts and the power behind learning to listen to your instincts.
My favorite is the story of the Giraffe and the Turtle. Imagine yourself as the giraffe. You reach to the top of the tree and that is where you find your food. Imagine the turtle as the people who have not understood your passion, and tried to hold you back or hold you down. The turtle represents your haters and all of the negative naysayers. The turtle finds his food on the ground. You both have different views of the world. We eat at the level of our vision. The turtle can’t reach the heights of the giraffe and if the giraffe bends down to the turtle all the blood rushes to his head, and he becomes unconscious.
Be the giraffe! When you are built to be tall you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective. You cannot explain to a turtle a giraffe decision. A turtle will not understand your instinct to reach higher. But that does not make the turtle bad or wrong, it is not their vision. Stop allowing turtles to hold you back.
Bishop T.D. Jakes-Instinct