This year should not pass you by without you having a success story to tell. We believe that you have it in you so do to, because no one is devoid of ability to positively impact his/her life. The eagle is a bird that fascinates me, and has held my attention for many years. Let me share with you some tips that can be learnt from some of the eagle’s characteristics in your success drive.
(1) An Eagle creates a niche for itself. It flies alone, at altitudes no other class of Avians do. It doesn’t fly with sparrows or other small birds.
Tip: Endeavor to fly at higher altitudes. How? By flocking (sorry!) with other Eagles, not sparrows and ravens. Why? Because, like begets like. Keep good company, get credible counsel and direction.
(2) Eagles have an accurate vision. An eagle has the ability to focus on something as far away as 5 kilometers. No matter the obstacle, an eagle will not shift its focus from the prey until it makes a kill.
Tip: Have a clear vision and mission for 2016. Then remain focused like a laser beam no matter what obstacle may arise (and trust me obstacles would).
(3) Eagles do not eat carrion i.e. dead things. They feed only on fresh prey.
Tip: Do not rely on your past success. Keep looking for new frontiers to conquer. Leave your past where it belongs – behind you. There is a reason why Scripture enjoins us not to think we have attained, but to press towards the mark.
(4) Eagles love storms. When clouds gather, the eagle gets excited. The eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it higher. It gets into a storm for lifting and once atop relaxes to glide above it, thereby resting its wings and the effort required to flap! Thereby finding rest in a storm! Meanwhile, whilst a storm rages, other birds hide away, giving the eagle a free reign of the roost.
Tip: Face up to your challenges rather than run from them. This will make you emerge stronger and better than you were before. An the classic theory of elastic expansion kicks in. Let me explain – once an elastic band is over stretched, it takes a new form by becoming bigger than before. Storms, well used, can become stepping stones to freedom and/or more enlightenment. Ask Bro. Joseph.
(5) Mating Ritual: To commit to starting a family with a male eagle, a female eagle sets a commitment test – a fetch ritual. She plunges to earth with the male in hot pursuit. She picks up a twig and then soars back into the air, to a high altitude where she then drops the twig to free fall. The male is required to chase after to retrieve. Is expected to catch the twig in mid-flight, and fetch it back to the female eagle. The female repeats this test over and over again by increasing the drop altitude.
Where a male is able to catch up and retrieve successively, then and only then, will she accept him as her mate – for life. Why? To the female, the male eagle has shown commitment.
Tip: Whether in private life or in business, you must test and be sure of the commitment of those you partner with. Critical for your long term marital or business survival.
(6) Eagles’ Training Manual. When it is time to let an eaglet out of the nursery nest, the parent Eagle removes the down feathers and soft grass in the nest to inconvenience the eaglet. It then practically pushes the young one over the edge, encouraging the eaglet to exercise its wings! The parent catches and repeats this process until the eaglet is ready to spread its own wings to soar! Amazing!
Tip: Leave your comfort zone, there is no growth there. Worst case scenario, you would have learnt one more way not to do things! Remember the theory of elastic expansion I explained above.
(7) Regeneration: As an Eagle ages, it’s feathers become weak and this slows it down, threatening its survival. At this time, the eagle retires temporarily to a place hidden away in the rocks, far from prying eyes. Whilst there, it plucks out every feather on it’s own body until completely bare. This is a painful process and its body will be covered in blood. It temporarily appears vulnerable to the elements. The eagle however endures and remains in this hiding place until new feathers grow (as the law of regeneration ensures); then it makes a grand re-entry into its habitat. That eagle then gets to live again for a long time! Studies show that an eagle too week to follow through on this process dies in the hiding place!
Tip: We occasionally need to shed old habits, cast aside some limiting relationships, do
away with things that burden us, or adds little or no value to our lives and purpose.
It is important that we learn to do this with all the ruthlessness it deserves, enduring temporary pain. We need to be able to burn those limiting bridges and move on! Remember, fortune favors the brave.
Dear readers, it is my wish that you to prosper this year. And I know you have it in you to so do. Why don’t you study more on the Eagle and see what other viable lessons you can learn; so that you too can soar to greater heights this year.
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© January 2016. Adewale Adeniji.