The eagle has very unique characteristics that one can apply as the principles on which to base success in whatever field in life.
Read on to find out how.
Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or other small birds.
No other bird can get to the height of the eagle. Stay away from sparrows and ravens.
You should only associate with people who have the same vision as your own, people you can identify and also grow with. You cannot move with failures if you want success
Eagles fly with Eagles.
Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus on something up to five kilometers away.
When an eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and set out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.
Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacle and you will succeed. You should only associate with people who have the same vision as your own, people you can identify and also grow with. You cannot move with failures if you want success.
Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh prey.
They only eat live animals. This is because they need new strength every day. Feed yourself new information to make you grow. Your vision needs new strength to make it grow. Eagles are not discouraged by pigeons, so you should not let others discourage you simply because they do not agree with your dream.
Be careful with what you feed your eyes and ears with, especially in movies and on TV. Steer clear of outdated and old information. Always do your research well.
Eagles love the storm.
When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagles uses the raging storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees.
Challenges are good for a dreamer, someone with a vision. Storms should make you better. Challenges test your characteristics of solving problems. Face them courageously, use them profitably and grow.
The Eagle tests before it trusts.
When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her. Once she has reached a height high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases it. He has to catch it before it falls to the ground. He then brings it back to the female eagle.
The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a higher altitude and then drops the twig for the male to chase. This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of catching the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she allow him to mate with her.
Whether in private life or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for partnership. Give your juniors or employees assignments and see how well they can perform without your guidance. Trust is the result of time and test.
Eagles prepare for training
It builds its nest in a high cleft on a mountain. The nest is made in such a way that it is very comfortable for the eaglets as they grow, yet it has thorns that are covered with cotton. Then, when they are fully grown, the mother removes the cotton covering the thorns. This makes them uncomfortable and they leave the nest and learn how to fly. Train others who work with you so that they can help you grow in your vision. Invest in training of other people. Companies are built on people, relationships and not on buildings. Make a footprint in this world by making someone else get where they want to be, and at the same time, they help you get where you want to be!
The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push us hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad actions they have good intentions for us.
Eagles find a place of renewal.
When an Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, then he can come out.
We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us without adding to our lives. You should be like the eagle. When you are burnt-out and feel like you have come to the end of the tether, take a vacation, or find a quiet place where you can focus on the key issues in your life. Find new strength in meditation.