7 Principles of an Eagle

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 Steer clear of outdated and old information.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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43 comments on “7 Principles of an Eagle
  1. adeola says:

    I have heard,listen but never read in such details the accounts,lifestyle and characters of the eagle.I am guessing u attend the Living Faith Church….Its too much for me to accomodate once..but i am doiing it gradually..very inspiring…and an eye opener.
    Thank you for sharing…

  2. Emmanuel says:

    Hi Adeola,
    thanks for the visit and for the comment. I do not fellowship at Living Faith at the moment but Bishop is my prophet. Let’s keep working on ourselves and take our place.

  3. notjustok says:

    Words of wisdom… I have never heard about the features and character of the eagle before.

  4. Rollins says:

    Wow!!!

    Excellent post. I am really elevated right now. I completely identify with Principles 4 and 5. Some of us have had to learn that the hard way. As an entrepreneur, it does your psyche a world of good to come across such knowledgeable words of wisdom. It is wonderful to have people like you around.

    Thanks for such an enlightening article.

    Rollins Orlu,
    Internet Blogger and Lead Developer,
    Darrel Technologies Ghana.

  5. Emmanuel says:

    @ notjustok and Rollins,
    I believe God created the eagles for us to learn some basic lessons. Let’s keep lthe focus, learn the lesson and apply the lesson on a daily basis.

  6. Phathutshedzo Mavhunga says:

    They that wait upon the lord,
    shall renew their strength
    as eagles.They shall run and not be weary,they shall walk and not
    faint.Teach me Lord to wait. Isaih:30 verse34

  7. Frank Kabaka says:

    I have read these 7 principles and am very much inspired.
    Thank you very much for keeping the world informed.
    Please keep doing this and be blessed abundandly.Truly i like
    these!!!

  8. esele says:

    Tosin, God bless You. I am greatly impressed and happy that you are impacting great minds. I desire to know more about the life of the eagle as it applies to that of a citizen of the kingdom of God. God bless you richly.

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  10. The life of the eagle is very motivating and anyone who wishes to fly to heights that the ordinary man can cannot reach will follow this life of an eagle.I also read that when the eagle is up to 40 years it has to shed of its beak and feathers and also its claws.This happens in a period of 5 months and is a period of pain and a time the eagle forgoes so many things.I believe adding this part of its life will tell us that we need challenges in life to make us strong as the term used for that is the re-birth of the eagle.Sometimes we need to forgo what we cherish so much,let it go and start new lives.we can all learn from that.

  11. Oluwajuwa says:

    Thanks Emmanuel, a wonderful expose. :)

  12. Oluwajuwa says:

    Thanks Emmanuel, a wonderful expose. :)
    Check out this site to clarify No 7 http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/eaglerebirth.asp

  13. Great and inspiring posting. Have actually seen this before. I think originally written by Dr. Mylse Munroe. It’ll be nice if credit and acknowledgemnt are given to him also

  14. Thabo says:

    The Life of an Eagle!

  15. AKINOLA M.A. says:

    No doubt this my favorite inspiring principle.Anytime i am confused or brainstorming about business ideas or domestic ideas,i just read these principles over and over again and i get inspired and encouraged.Very pratical and applicable principle.Keep it up!

  16. donkelly says:

    Good and inspiring post keep it up i love it

  17. Jasmine says:

    The life of an eagle is what we human must emulate in our life activities. If every man can read this article then life will be much easier. This article is really motivating…Kudos!

  18. STEPHEN AMUSALA says:

    CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A GREAT MAN

  19. Blessing .S. Chukwu says:

    Wow am really bless thanks for The post.frm nw on AM AN EAGLE BEING

  20. Oye says:

    Very inspiring nuggets!

  21. Albert says:

    very inspirational message about the life of an eagle.God bless u and may ur anointing be doubled.

  22. oluwadamilare wumi says:

    So truly, except d GRAIN falls to d ground n dies, no fruits Jn 12:24
    Great piece!

  23. Thanda says:

    Thank you Emmanuel. I’ve always loved the eagle, and reading about its ways in such detail was both inspiring and challenging.

  24. Ezekiel says:

    Eagles Soar they don’t fly. Gird your loins and soar higher and higher for that is where we belong

  25. victor nhlapho says:

    Thnk u for these principle of the eagle iam doing a study to preach abt the spirit of an eagle.I believe lives wll b chnged and touched by the Holy Ghost and this.

  26. nadeesha says:

    This is something very powerful………the bible sys…..but those who trust in the lord for the help…..will find their strength renewed….they will rise on wings like eagles…they will run and not get weary….they will walk and not grow weak…………

  27. nadeesha says:

    This is something very powerful………the bible sys…..but those who trust in the lord for the help…..will find their strength renewed….they will rise on wings like eagles…they will run and not get weary….they will walk and not grow weak…………
    God bless you everybody………fly like eagle with god…….

  28. israel says:

    I thank God for giving u this powerful revelation.Ididnt knw so much abt de life of an eagle.today iv learned about change n facing de storm.wht a revival in my soul this morning.thnx n God bless u.

  29. Alexander says:

    this is great lesson all mankind, if we can equip ourself with this powerful principles it will help us alot. thank moderator.
    In the cause of this lession remind me of my experience as a young bitter kola exporter, which go through a lot of problems of getting buyer online at initial time and always give up, but focus, vision, play a wonderful role in my success today as a bitterkola exporter.

  30. Victor smile says:

    Am so inspired. Thanks bro.

  31. Tunez says:

    Nice. This article just made my day. Whoever composed this, thank you. And for Lily who shared it with me, I love you loads. God bless y’all. :)

  32. Emmanuel says:

    Inspiring. Principle number 5 is just took my trust level to another level.
    Thanks a lot

  33. Very nice pic i fill so inspired and motivated, God bless you

  34. Agape says:

    Am a young boy from Tanzania..I always put an eagle as my icon in most of my documents and watsap image too. My life experience is all based on the 7 principles of an eagle though I did not know before am am walking on the eagles way. So suprisingly the eagle got seven principles…me too my number of code in most cases or when you some up the digits happening in my life they will end up in seven or multiple of seven.
    It is so amazing…today I have discovered the Big Secrets behind Great Walls!
    God Bless all of you who will read this!

  35. sammy odei says:

    This is great. Knowledge is power indeed.

  36. Babalwa Twetwa says:

    Powerful indeed, I’m smiling with tears. I never thought that so much of relation between human being and a bird. I can relate so well. I thank you.

  37. nathan M says:

    this is owesome, though pastor MOSES ALU have teach on it before

  38. Thembalethu says:

    Interesting indeed. Humankind has a lot to learn from other creatures.

  39. Belinda says:

    am very touched and inspired,time to move out from my comfort zone and life like an eagle….

  40. Olakunle says:

    What an inspiring and thoughtful exposition. I think we human have a lot to learn from that little creature of God if we want to fulfil our destiny.

  41. Evangelist Tafadzwa Svova says:

    This is powerful I have traced my life its exactly like eagle”s life 4 and 7 touches me a lot and now I’m at another level its truely inspired me thanks man of God

  42. oriato calisto otieno says:

    my favourite principle the eagle Christian. Isaiah 30:41 and Deuteronomy 32:11

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