Want some outstanding advice that can change your life from mundane to amazingly better?
Be an eagle. Not a duck.
Super simple. Stay with us and we’ll show you what we mean.
You see, eagles take in the big picture. Past, present, future. They see all the dangers and all the opportunities. They make calculated decisions.
Eagles of the wild, have huge eyes that take up 50% of their head. They can spot prey three miles away, which means they see 4 to 5 better than the average person. To keep their sight crystal sharp, they blink every three seconds to clear the eye of dust. Their eyelid is thin, so the eagle still keeps his vision even when blinking.
This is important.
Human eagles have outstanding vison too and are able to see beyond their obstacles. They rise above their problems to grasp the greater view of how to solve difficulties and overcome obstacles. They’re alert to their own needs and spot what they want. When a goal presents itself, they stay focused with unblemished eyesight until it’s within in their talons (I mean, fingers).
They’re experts in finding creative ways to dive and conquer.
Unfortunately, eagles are rare.
Unlike eagles that soar with vison, ducks walk in lines and look neither right or left. Think outside the box? No way! They quack their way through life with a thousand reasons of why “They can’t”.
Some prefer to hire ducks because they’re easy to control. The Lost Baggage Department of any airline and understaffed call centers are endless ponds of quacking ducks.
If a duck tries too hard to become an eagle in the wrong job, one of three things will happen…
They gets their wings clipped
They free themselves from the quack pond and leave
They’re promoted to a problem-solving department where their unstoppable skills become lucrative
Ducks do what’s easy, not what’s best.
Eagles do what’s best, not what’s easy.
Plus, everyone LOVES an eagle.
What happens after you encounter an eagle after being smothered by ducks in a customer service department?
You just want to grab that bird and hug it silly!
The key to success at anything…a new business, art, writing, being a mom, wife, husband, friend, traveler, entrepreneur, spiritual person, happy employee, whatever… is learning think, see, and focus like an eagle.
Not a duck.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably an eagle by nature.
But if you’re identify more with ducks…grow a pair of wings!
Being an eagle is a skill that can be learned, practiced, polished and perfected.
And it’s worth it. When you’re an eagle, dreaded obstacles become challenges.
And once you feel that eagle fearlessness, confidence and success…you’ll never return to ducking again.
Some additional input to get you started.
Here’s two self help books we’ve found useful. The Millionaire Next Door (excellent for learning how to save with the right mind-set). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
Surround yourself with positive motivation! Here’s a page on amazon with lots of inspirational posters to keep your goals visible!