Hi pals, would like to share this insight I read in a magazine about the Eagle. The eagle is the long lived bird in the world. By the time they are 40 years old, their claws would start to age, losing their effectiveness and making it hard for them to catch prey. The life span of an eagle is up to 70 years. But in order to live this long, it must make the toughest decision at 40.
At 40, its beak is so long and curvy that it reaches its chest. Its wings, full of long, thickened feathers, are too heavy for easy flying. The eagle is left with 2 choices:-
(1) Do nothing and await its death; or
(2) Go through a painful period of transformation and renewal.
For 150 days, it first trains itself to fly beyond the high mountains, build and live in its nest and cease all flying activities. It then begins to knock its beak against granite rocks till the beak is completely removed. When a new beak is grown, the eagle will use it to remove the all its old claws and wait quietly for new ones to be fully grown, the eagle will use them to remove all its feathers, one by one.
Five months later, when its new feathers are fully grown, it soars in the sky again with renewed strength and is able to live for the next 30 years. In life, as an individual, in an organization, sometimes, we have to learn to make difficult decisions so as to make room for changes. Changes bring about renewal. The only way for us to soar again is to let go of old ways, old habits and old lives. For as long as we are prepared to put aside our old baggage’s – past glory or shame, past success or failure – be willing to become zero, with an empty cup mentality, we will be able to discover our potential and head towards a renewed perspective in any aspect of our lives. The more we dwell on the past, we remain stagnant and development is stalled, the only way to succeed is to decide to move on, you would need to take a bold step in a good direction of choice to succeed. The past would matter no more, tomorrow is a dream, all you have is today, make good use of today, I know of a popular quote, “a good plan today is far better than a perfect plan tomorrow”
The eagle shows us that there are tough decisions to make on life and patience is needed for the purpose of the plan to materialize, there would always be a gestation period, where the decision comes alive, it might be difficult, it would be difficult but perseverance would see you through.
Is there anything you need to let go off in order to make head ways in life, it is time to decide. Stop, think, and decide.
See you on top.