“There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” – Carl Sandburg
If I were given the choice as what animal I would be it would be an eagle. They have this amazing characteristics;
- Extremely Powerful Vision – to see reality clearly as it is in the present as well as make accurate predictions (clarity) about the future.
- Fearless – Their instinct is to protect that which they love and cherish. They face problems head on.
- Tenacious – Watch an eagle when a storm comes. While other birds fly away from the storm, an eagle spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights. It faces the challenges head on without running away from them.
- High Flyers – An eagle doesn’t mingle with the pigeons. Pigeons scavenge on the ground and grumble and complain all day long. Eagles don’t. They fly and make less noise, waiting for opportunities to strike their next prey or gliding with the current of the storm.
- Nurturer – Research has shown that no member of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young than eagles.
- Test before Trusting – “Once they get hooked up in trust, the father and the mother eagle mate for life. They also work together as parents.” Here is an article that perfectly explains it, WHAT EAGLES CAN TEACH US ABOUT COURTSHIP by Molly Larkin
- They are like Phoenix that resurrects or goes into rebirth through the ashes. The difference is Phoenix is a myth, eagles are real. – “When eagles get older and weak because of worn out feathers, which slow down flight speed and maneuvers, the eagles retire away in the rocks and will pluck all their old feathers until it is completely bare. This happens at about the age of 30. What happens is that when the eagles reach 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 living, 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.” We live life in stages and in each stages we learn and we grow. There are times what we have already learned no longer works for the current situation and times have change. We unlearn and welcome new information, adapt changes that can help us better perform and be better persons. Stronger and wiser than ever.
All of this good characters we can apply to any relationship, be it at work, among friends, partners, most of all family. It also characterizes a good and successful leader. A good leader thinks holistic, who not only think of themselves, or is not just focus on some part of the organization. Rather, one envisions success with recognizing the little parts that made the whole. Otherwise it will never would have manifested or existed.
On a lighter note this blog was never meant to be about eagles 😊 but somehow in writing, things just flow in such a way you never planned but turns out to make sense and much more satisfying than expected. I meant to share my new video about flying my not so new toy that I share with my fiancée of which he has mastered ahead of me. A DJI Phantom 4 Pro. I got intimidated by its size and sound that I always hold off learning how to maneuver it so he ended up having all the fun. Then one day like a light bulb moment I told myself i am an adventurous person and will never stop to try new things. I always want to soar like an eagle I don’t have wings but with this toy I can make good shots that can be a vantage point of a bird that flies high! And then I can incorporate it with other creative knowledge I have gained. That is why it is good to educate ourselves and never stop learning. Because we can share them to others in many ways.
So here is the video of my first attempt to fly the drone with no longer the guidance of David Clark or YouTube tutorials. But I have them to thank for. Otherwise, I will just be a hippopotamus that wallow in the mud. Which ain’t bad, depending on the situation. 😜 Enjoy the video!
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