The eagle is the strongest and most majestic of all birds! Here are some real-life lessons you can learn from this powerful creature …
1. Eagles fly alone and at High Altitudes.
Eagles don’t fly with sparrows, ravens, and other small birds. Stay away from narrow-minded people, those that bring you down. Eagles fly with Eagles. Keep good company. In your work place, choose mentors based on your goals. Work closely with peers and colleagues who motivate you and bring you up. Healthy competition and teamwork create happiness in the workplace.
2. Eagles have an Accurate Vision.
Eagles have the ability to focus on something as far as 5km away. 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 challenges arise and you will succeed. It has been proven that individuals that set their own goals and track them stay more focused than those who don’t. Set personal goals that are aligned with your business goals and you will remain motivated and your ability to move quickly will be increased.
3. Eagles do not Eat Dead things. They Feed only on Fresh Prey.
Do not rely on your past successes, keep looking for new frontiers to conquer. Leave the past where it belongs – in the past. Keep learning new things and accept new challenges. Don’t think about the mistakes that you have done in the past. Focus on your new objectives in order to give your best performance and move your business into the future.
4. Eagles Love the Storm.
When clouds gather, the eagle gets excited. Eagles use the storm’s winds to lift itself higher. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the branches of the trees. Face challenges head on. These experiences will make you emerge stronger and smarter than you were. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid of challenges, rather they relish them and use them profitably. A lot of projects you are assigned to will take you out of your comfort zone and into the storms of life – this as an opportunity to enhance your skills. Accept new challenges every day and take time to mentor others so that they rise along with you and your business.
5. Eagles Prepare for Training.
Eagle parents remove the feathers and soft grass in the nest so that the young ones get uncomfortable in preparation for flying. When it becomes unbearable to stay in the nest, the young eagle eventually takes the leap over the edge and learns to fly. Leave your Comfort Zone, there is very limited opportunity for Growth There. Don’t shy away from difficulties. Accept the challenges to achieve success. Motivate yourself and others to perform well in challenging situations. If employees or co-workers lose their ambitions and passions, then a true leader needs to step in and energize and inspire them.
6. When the Eagle Grows Old.
His feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast and as high as it should. This makes him weak and could make him die. So he retires to a place far away in the mountains. While there, he plucks out the weak feathers on his body and breaks its beaks and claws against the rocks until he is completely bare; a very bloody and painful process. Then he stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, new beaks and claws and then he comes out flying higher than before. We occasionally need to shed off the old habits that burden us and add no value to our lives. Leave your old habits and imbibe new habits. There are times in your life as a leader that you must look back and take stock of your life- reflect on the good and the bad experiences you have been through as a leader. Do you need to improve certain areas in your life as a leader?