LESSONS FROM SENGO:
Growing up in Sengo, I watched our dad read many books, only to learn the terminologies “Prolific Reader” at a later age.
He was indeed a prolific reader. Our dad was a visionary and a master in Positive Mental Attitude. In later years, I learned that the word VISION could be an acronym for Vivid Image Seen In Operation Now. Yes, whatever he talked about during our youth upbringing has come to pass. Our dad deflected negativity and lazy mind. His goal of preparing his children to excel beyond the village was not about what he could leave for his children but was about what he could leave in his children. In later years, I learned that our dad perfected the learning, the implementation, and the teaching of the seven principles of an eagle. This week, I will address the first two principles.Our dad always warned us to be careful of the friends we acquire along this journey of life. Reminded us to stay clear of bad company, and choose friends of value and/or friends of positive attitude. Second, he taught us to focus on our goals and objectives of tomorrow; thus to appreciate the present but to always prepare for a better tomorrow. He gave us a strong foundation and in turn helped us dream big, and encouraged us to fly as high as we want. Yes, made us believe that in this world that we live in, possibilities are endless. Below, I share the FIRST and SECOND Principles of an eagle. My hope is that you can learn a thing or two from this philosophy and principles in order to improve yourself and your surroundings.
Principles of an Eagle
Principle #1: Eagles fly alone at a high altitude and not with sparrows or mix with other smaller birds.
Birds of the same feather flock together. No other bird goes to the height of the eagle. Eagles fly with eagles. Never in a flock. Even when Moses (Old Testament Bible) went to commune with God on the mountain, he left the crowd at the foothills. Stay away from sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly with eagles.
Principle #2: Eagles have strong vision, which focuses up to 5 kilometers from the air.
When an eagle sites prey-even a rodent from this distance, he narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it. No matter the obstacle, 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. He feeds on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals but not eagles. Steer clear of outdated and old information. Do your research well, always.
Principle #4: The Eagle is the only bird that loves the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the wings of the storm to rise and is pushed up higher. Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle stops flapping and uses the pressure of the raging storm to soar the clouds and glide. This gives the eagle an opportunity to 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 our lives (obstacles, trouble, etc) to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.