7 Life lessons From An Eagle

Lesson #1

The Eagle Fly’s At High Altitudes


   It is said that birds with the same feathers flock together but it is not true for an Eagle. Eagles may fly high together but never in a flock. It shows that Eagles are very picky in who they fly with.

  This lesson can resonate with all of us because we tend to flock with the wrong people sometimes. If you hang with 4 poor people you will be the 5th and if you hang with 4 millionaires you will be the 5th. This illustrates the power of influence we underestimate.

Lesson #2

The Eagle Has A Strong And Unbelievable Vision


  It can see its prey within 5 km and any great achiever would say you have to keep your eyes on the ball. A strong vision requires intense focus. With all the distractions in the modern world, you need to develop the ability to tune out, if you are not prepared to do so mediocrity will become your best friend.

Lesson #3

The Eagle Only Eats Fresh Prey


 If it is not fresh prey, it will leave it for the Vultures. This can apply to us when it comes to consuming old stale information. Do your own research and stay away from old information. We live in a time where everything is moving so fast and you have to become adaptable to change or your skill will be obsolete. Let the Vultures prey on old information and old skills but not “YOU”.

Lesson #4

The Eagle Gets Excited When A Storm Is About To Arrive


   The Eagle is the only bird that loves the storm, while other birds are hiding in their tree. Once the Eagle finds the wing of the storm it can finally glide through the dark clouds. The storm gives the Eagle the opportunity to rest its wings.

  We all have to learn from this approach when it comes to handling a storm in our lives. It could be a pending bankruptcy or a divorce. Life brings adversity and obstacles to us when we want to be comfortable with its status quo. Learn to ride the storm in your life whether it’s a financial problem or a relationship problem. As long as you and I are breathing air, there will always be opportunity in any obstacle or adversity. Become bigger then your storm.

Lesson #5

The Eagle Tests Before Trusting


  When a female Eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth while the male is pursuing her and she picks up a twig. She flies back into the air with the male still pursuing her. Once she has reached the 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 and the faster it falls the faster it chases, until he reaches it and catches it before it falls to the ground. He then brings it back to the female Eagle. This goes on and on until the female Eagle is convinced the male Eagle has showed commitment.

  Whether it’s a relationship with your significant other or a business partner, you need to test before trusting. We live in a ruthless world where most are self-interested and this is why we have to challenge the integrity of the people who we choose to be apart of our lives. Choose partners wisely.

Lesson #6

The Eagle Prepares For Training

 


When the female Eagle is about to lay eggs, the female and male Eagles identify a place high up on a cliff where no predators can reach. The male fly’s down to earth and picks up thorns, soft grass and twigs to lay in the intended nest.

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  While training the young Eagles to fly, the mother Eagle throws the young Eagles out of the nest and because they are scared, they jump back into the nest. She throws them off again and then takes off the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns bare. When the frightened young Eagles jump back into the nest again, they are pricked by the exposed thorns. This time they try their best to stay afloat and this is the way they learn how to fly. The young Eagles are excited with this newfound knowledge that they can fly and overcome their fears of having to fall down.

  Their comes a time in our lives where we have to jump out of our status quo. The parachute might not open up the first time but it eventually will with the consistency of trying again and again. If you fall down 9 times get up 10 times. Falling down is ok as long as you don’t give up on yourself. Do not let fear paralyze you from soaring to high altitudes. You too will be excited with your newfound knowledge you can apply to your life.

Lesson#7

Dealing With Misfortune


 

  When the Eagle feels weak and is dealing with misfortune he retires to a place far away on top of a mountain. This is the case when Eagles grow old. His feathers become weak and it’s long sharp beak becomes bent. Eagles can live up to 70 years of age but to reach this age the Eagle must make a hard decision at the age of 40. It can either wither and die or go through a painful process of change for 5 months. So the Eagle fly’s to the top of the mountain to pluck its old feathers out and knock out its beak to grow back a new one. After 5 months of the painful process the Eagle takes a famous flight of rebirth and lives for another 30 years.

In order for us to live long and well we need to constantly change the way we look at life. We might have to extract ourselves from society and take time to reflect. This is the time where we can shed off old habits that don’t contribute value to our lives. Stress and fatigue is part of life. This is also a way to reinvent yourself during your solitude. There is a need to retire to a quite place for strategic thinking and planning. It is during this time where productivity and the quality of your life improves.

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