If I were an animal I’d be an eagle. Why? Eagles have many traits that I believe successful people should have.
Eagles Have Fine Vision
Eagles have a keen vision. Their eyes are specially designed for long distance focus and clarity. They can spot another eagle soaring from 50 miles away. Every leader knows it all starts with a vision.
Eagles are Tenacious
When other birds fly away from the storm with fear, an eagle spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights. The eagle takes advantage of the very storm that lesser birds fear and head for cover. Challenges in the life of a leader are many. Like an eagle, a leader can only rise to greater heights if he takes up the challenges head on without running away from them.
Eagles Posses Vitality
Eagles find time to look back at their life and re-energize themselves. This happens at about the age of 30. At the age of 30, their physical body condition deteriorates fast making it difficult for them to survive. What is really interesting is that the eagle never gives up. Instead the eagle retreats to a mountaintop and over a five month period goes through a metamorphosis. It knocks off its own beak by banging it against a rock, plucks out its talons and then feathers. Each stage produces a regrowth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30 – 40 years.
There are times in your life that you must look back and take stock of it. The good and the bad experiences you have been through… Learn from them or emerge them a new and improved person.
Eagles Nurture Their Young Ones
Eagles are known for their aggression. They are absolutely ferocious. What is more astonishing with this bird is their ability to nurture their young. Research has shown that no member of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young ones than the eagles. When the mother eagle sees that time has come for her to teach the eaglets to fly, she gathers an eaglet onto her back, and spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly she swoops out from under the eaglet and allows it to fall. As it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for until the mother catches it once again. The process is repeated. If the young is slow to learn or cowardly, she returns it to the nest, and begins to tear it apart, until there is nothing left for the eaglet to cling to. Then she nudges him off the cliff. I strive to make my kids grow to their full abilities and as a leader I strive to grow with my team.