I got this in the mail from one of my mentors and decided to share it with you. I am sure you will be able to pick one or two things from it.  You may have seen this before but I bet you that it will do you more good if you can diligently read it again.

PRINCIPLE  1: Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or other small birds. No other bird can go to the height of the eagle. Stay away from sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly with Eagles.

PRINCIPLE 2: Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus on something up to five kilometers away. When an eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and set out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it. Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacle and you will succeed.

PRINCIPLE 3: Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals, but eagles will not. Be careful with what you feed your eyes and ears with, especially in movies and on TV. Steer clear of outdated and old information. Always do your research well.

PRINCIPLE 4: Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagles uses the raging storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.

PRINCIPLE 5: The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her. Once she has reached a 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. The faster it falls, the faster he chases it. He has to catch it before it falls to the ground. He then brings it back to the female eagle.

The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a higher altitude and then drops the twig for the male to chase. This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of catching the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she allow him to mate with her. Whether in private life or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for partnership.

PRINCIPLE 6: The Eagle Prepares for Changes: When ready to lay eggs, the female and male eagle identify a place very high on a cliff where no predators can reach. The male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays them on the crevice of the cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth and picks thorns laying them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns. When this first layering is complete the male eagle runs back to earth and picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get grass it on top of the thorns, then plucks his feathers to complete the nest. The thorns on the outside of the nest protect it from possible intruders. Both male and female eagles participate in raising the eagle family. She lays the eggs and protects them; he builds the nest and hunts. During the time of training the young ones to fly, the mother eagle throws the eaglets out of the nest. Because they are scared, they jump into the nest again.

Next, she throws them out and then takes off the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns bare When the scared eaglets again jump into the nest, they are pricked by thorns. Shrieking and bleeding they jump out again this time wondering why the mother and father who love them so much are torturing them. Next, mother eagle pushes them off the cliff into the air. As they shriek in fear, father eagle flies out and catches them up on his back before they fall and brings them back to the cliff. This goes on for sometime until they start flapping their wings. They get excited at this newfound knowledge that they can fly.

The preparation of the nest teaches us to prepare for changes; The preparation for the family teaches us that active participation of both partners leads to success; The being pricked by the thorns tells us that sometimes being too comfortable where we are may result into our not experiencing life, not progressing and not learning at all. The thorns of life come to teach us that we need to grow, get out of the nest and live on. We may not know it but the seemingly comfortable and safe haven may have thorns. The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push us hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad actions they have good intentions for us.

PRINCIPLE 7: The Eagle Knows when to Retire: When an Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, then he can come out. We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us without adding to our lives.

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  1. Nelson-
    June 24, 2015 at 8:12 am

    This is an insightful teaching,God bless you.

  2. Manish-
    August 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Very much inspiring…. life changes here

  3. Tabasi-
    November 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Enter your comment here…What a fascinating story i am really inspired. I am applying these principles in my own life and will pass to others. Thank you so much

  4. Shiela-
    November 19, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Amazing facts. I am so inspired. Hope to soar through my storms. thanks so much Emanuel for the post. God Bless

  5. Millicent James-
    November 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Wow.this was indeed a revelation on lots of areas in our lives.

  6. Annatjie Vercueil-
    January 4, 2016 at 5:23 am

    It is very inspiring thoughts but I do not agree on one of your facts. An eagle can see as far as 50 miles not only 5??!!

  7. Esther Chipokolo-
    February 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    eagle, my inspiration

  8. nicoline-
    April 1, 2016 at 8:04 am

    l has benefited a lot thank you

  9. Phillip-
    April 5, 2016 at 12:49 am

    What an inspiration life of Eagle…

  10. zinhle-
    April 16, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Wow I am really inspired, an eagle life is a way of living, I shall definitely pass this to my children.

  11. Alieh Loveline-
    April 17, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    So encouraging and revealing. Thank you so much.

  12. Shareef Taha-
    April 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Truly great!

  13. Poonam garg-
    April 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Nice.it give me motivation to prepare for challenges.

  14. Mr. Collins-
    May 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    This makes me to even love this creature more and more. Inspiring. Thanks

  15. Harriet-
    May 31, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I pray God makes me just like the Eagle

  16. David-
    June 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    thanks indeed this is so good, May God bless you

  17. Michael Prince-
    June 14, 2016 at 8:23 am

    thank you for this great article. God bless you

  18. Pratap-
    July 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

    xlent. The subject, the description and presentation are highly laudable, Look to see more such articles. Thanks and all the best for you

  19. David Njoku-
    July 8, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    This is so amasing and inspiring.God bless u sir

  20. Dennis Kanife-
    July 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

    This is really spectacular and inspiring. I hope this can reach the ends of the earth so that many will follow and emulate this life of an eagle. God bless u sir.

  21. claris-
    July 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

    So inspirational I will start to fly like an eagle.

  22. Sathishbabu-
    July 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Very realistic and motivating

  23. dare-
    July 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Wow. This is great. The writing is simple and clear. Good content.

  24. August 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    wow this great. am touched with this, inspiring words, so encouraging, may God less you.

  25. Sony McWilliams-
    September 14, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Excellent. Straight for the heart Soul and body

  26. Joshua-
    November 22, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I use the Eagle narrative a lot to counsel Married Couples … Thanks for this great resource… You are BLESSED!

  27. Daniel-
    November 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Wow! Eagles are genius. A great inspiration.

  28. Peter-
    December 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Enter your comment here…Eagles are wonderful creatures. What an inspiration.

  29. Tohlu-
    December 22, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Megan this is amazing, thanks man

  30. Nena-
    December 24, 2016 at 5:40 am


  31. Sentha-
    January 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Really inspiring

  32. Nanakumo James-
    January 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    What a life changing article

  33. Thabani-
    January 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Inspiring story

  34. Layson tembo-
    April 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Indeed life enriching article….

  35. Lawrence-
    May 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Quit inspiring,use the challenges as stepping stones

  36. Samuel-
    June 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    This is wonderful.May God continue to use you.

  37. Amaka Anastasia-
    July 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Am so happy today, at last I made it by getting what I want from this web page (principle 2)

  38. Kanwetuu-
    October 22, 2017 at 3:46 am

    I am an Eagle, from today. Thank you buddy.

  39. mzukisi-
    November 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Informative, encouraging need to be applied

  40. Annjoan Kyalo-
    November 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    It is so inspiring and motivating thank you so much for being so creative to encourage and educate others

  41. godwin odumu-
    December 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

    very good from today I see like eagle

  42. dapo-
    January 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful write up, so inspiring

  43. Doretha Warren-
    March 5, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Omg thank you for that teaching it was awesome,learned a lot

  44. Atideglah David-
    April 9, 2018 at 12:49 am

    What a powerful insight. i have been motivated and i inspired, God bless you.
    God Almighty is indeed WONDERFUL.

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