We have all heard the joke before and there are many different answers for what that chicken is up to. Some guesses are funny, some you need to be a certain age to understand and some are just so off the wall that you might find yourself laughing uncomfortably.
It all comes down to this…we have no idea why that chicken does anything it does.
While driving home the other day there were chickens on the side of the road and one decided to make the mad dash across the street. Never thought I would live long enough to actually see a chicken cross a road. Even after seeing it for myself there is still no answer to the life long question of why did the chicken cross the road.
Nothing was chasing the chicken. There wasn’t anything more interesting looking on the other side of the road. Heck, two of the chickens stayed put while this one chicken made the run of a lifetime.
Will we ever know why the chicken crossed the road? Sadly, probably not.
This brings us to the even more important question, then why did the chicken cross the road.
Why do you do some of the things that you do?
That is a question that is being asked by many around you.
Most of the time you know why you are doing whatever that might be. You might believe it is for the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder. You think that it is a chance for you to be able to help others. Maybe for you it is to get the spotlight finally. Meanwhile, the rest of the world looks at you and wonders what you are doing and why you just did that.
You are that chicken!
Do you stop to explain everything you do or do you just find yourself doing things?
Do you ask for permission or ask for forgiveness?
Are you the chicken running across the road or are you the chicken that stays put? Which do you want to be? You can be whichever you choose to be. Just make a choice and get out of the middle of the road finally.
Don’t become the losing end of a chicken crossing the road joke. Stand firm once you make your choice and run for it!.