Meaning behind “The Three Little Pigs” Story- Finding your Purpose with Byron Embry
Are You Wasting Your Life?
Do you ever ask yourself this? When you are on your deathbed, how do you want to be remembered? When I die I want to be able to reflect on my life and say “Damn, that was one heck of a ride!”
“What we do in Life Echoes in Eternity” - Gladiator
In this interview we talk with Byron Embry. Byron started out his career as professional baseball player and now is professional speaker. He travels around sharing is wisdom on drive, passion, and success. In this video we dig into the deep meaning behind “The Three Little Pigs.” Watch this video because we explore these topics:
- The mistakes most men make when it comes to achievement.
- Finding your strengths.
- Essence of Being a Man!
Here is the Interview Summary with the key points. I am all about efficiency so if you don’t have time to watch the entire video you can still learn the important lessons. Here you go…
The Three little Pigs
Byron Embry is a professional baseball player. He started his career playing professional baseball. He grew up having a speech impediment, but now he is a professional speaker. He travels the world speaking about his passion and journey and shows people how to find and capitalize on the one thing they do well. In this interview, he talks about the story of the three little pigs and how it relates to being a man.
I will assume you know the story of the three little pigs. If you are not familiar with it, then go read it first. The main idea is that we all deal with wolves in our lives. A wolf can be your finances, your co-workers, your marriage, or your addictions.
The pigs went out to seek their fortunes and their mother told them to do it to the best of their abilities. All the pigs were gifted, however, they all created different houses.
First Pig built a Hay House: Hay is flammable, light, and not strong enough of a material to have any integrity in the fabric. Integrity is doing the right thing and taking responsibility for the wrong. Integrity is when your private life is reflected in your public persona. Whenever there is a crack in your own integrity, the big bad wolf does not have to show up because the floor will eventually cave in from the inside.
Second Pig built a Stick House: The sticks represent your insecurity about your weaknesses. This idea comes from the symbolism of a tree. The roots of the tree are what we believe about ourselves. The trunk represents our feelings and the branches represent our actions. As long as the branch is attached to the tree it can produce beautiful leaves. When cold weather hits, it reveals our insecurities and kills the branches. The branch is no longer secure and breaks. The second pig was so insecure about his weakness, that he never embraced his strengths.
Third Pig built a Brick House: Hay and sticks are natural materials. Brick is not but it is made up of natural materials. In other words, brick symbolizes your natural strengths after they have been combined, formed, and molded. Bricks come from rocks, which have been grinded up and turned into a powder.
This represents how some of us have been beat down or picked on during our lives. Well, this is the season of preparation for your greatness. You must become a muddy mess before you will ever become a magnificent piece of material. Has Travis Pastrana broken numerous bones in order to become a great athlete? Yes. Success without preparation is called luck.
We represent one brick. When you stack bricks together you can create something. Just like when you surround yourself with great people you can create great things. It is important to surround yourself with people that are good at the things you are not. This will ensure that every base is covered just as the bricks are stacked to cover every layer.
When you are prepared, you can invite adversity because you have the foundation to withstand it. It is not easy being a man. Our sons are going to be the fathers they see at home. Our daughters are going to marry the fathers they see at home.
When you go for a goal do you lower the standard or do you raise it? If I lowered a basketball rim and then dunked a ball, how would you see that accomplishment? Most of us are lowering the goal instead of raising it and going after it.
How to find these core strengths to develop? What do you do better than anyone else and what do you love doing? This strength will usually have a passion linked to it. What you are going through is not who you are. That is the season of preparation to get you to become who you are designed to be. Your circumstances are not your identity.
So, find your natural strengths and develop them to the best of your abilities. Be willing to suck at something in order to be great. Don’t feel insecure about your weaknesses. Push the standard higher and be epic.