“Winners fly with the eagles and losers run with the turkeys”…. Anonymous
Life most times can be a mystery as some insignificant and seemingly minute things or elements are put at our disposal to learn from. One is the animal kingdom of which I would be focusing on the eagles.
The eagle by the law of creation is a special breed of bird that can live normally between 30 to 40 years. There are however the few ones that live up to 70 years.
Surprising right? How do they achieve this?
From cradle, they make a strong decision which is to fly higher at the peak altitude into the thick forest for a hide to be renewed.
In addition, eagles are not deterred easily until they achieve their aim. This is why most times they fly alone leaving other birds behind. This is to avoid being distracted.
Coincidentally, that is how life works. To stand tall, you have to aim and fly high cutting off several distractions in the form of friendships, associations, ties, principles, habits and what have you.
Furthermore, you will need to go the extra mile at specific intervals just like the eagles. This however, requires maximum self discipline and concentration.
Too many of us are caught in the web of moving with the wrong party. Sooner or later, we are entangled and the chances of escape might prove too difficult or late in extreme circumstances.
To be a winner or a hero, you have to be ready to sacrifice some ties and break them. This is not borne out of hatred, it is on the contrary a means to fulfilling your dreams. All birds have equal chances or privilege of acting like eagles. Nonetheless, not all birds eventually toe the line of eagles.
In the same vein, we are all born to be winners or have the innate ability and qualities of being a winner. Reality however, proves overtime that not everyone born a winner is eventually a winner or is eventually crowned king or queen.
You may want to ask me why right?
Well, the race or journey called life is a product of decision. The little decision we make either brings us a step forward or backward to our dreams or goals. Everyone has different focus and goals. That is what appeals to one might not be for another. This is why you have to rise against all odds or hindrances.
Why not take a bold step and be like the eagles?
When other birds (human beings) are satisfied with staying in the valley, you can fix your focus on staying on the mountain. I bet it with you, you ld achieve what you have always wished or hoped for. Remember what ever the mind can conceive and believe it will always achieve.
Look around you, there are several eagles which you can form alliance with so as to achieve your lofty goals and dreams.
Who are you flying with: the eagles or the turkeys?
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza