Live Like a Falcon! 7 Life Lessons Learned

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Stay Focused

A Falcon's eyesight is extremely sharp that makes it to be the best hunter bird. It can identify its prey while still flying hundreds of feet up in the air. Within seconds, like a lightning bolt, it strikes and kills.
A Falcon's incredible eyesight is nature's wonder and it has mastered the skill of staying focused on a specific target and grabbing the opportunity the moment it heads its way. Its focused mind triggers new ideas, unwavering determination, energy and concentration which altogether enhance its performance.

Identify and grab the opportunity

While we wait with all our skills for an opportunity to come across, falcons look for it with the determination to find it anyhow or to create it anyway. They don't sit and mourn over the failed attempts of finding the food; they can fly for hours and days looking for prey. To them, failures are part of life and learning lessons that help them evolve as a hunter.

"Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards." ~William Arthur Ward

Don't be afraid of struggles

Their life starts with struggle and ends with it. After living the hard but righteous life they die with the glory in their eyes for living the life on their own, not regretting on trivialities and handing down those lessons to their young ones. They are far more desirous to live a tumultuous life than looking around for a safe heaven, a life with no struggle and no glory.

Fly High (Take help of the Wind)

A Falcon can foresee a forthcoming storm and can fly extremely high in the sky leaving the storm down on its arrival. The storm, which is sometimes so powerful and disastrous, can hardly affect or beat its courage and resolve. A falcon tells us to face the problem and rise above it. The more you try to escape the bigger it becomes. Face your problems with courage and determination and see how small they become in front of you. They can cause no harm to you until you permit them to do so.
A falcon also shows that no governance, rules and legislation can limit its courage and patience.

Be Agile

Ever wondered what makes a falcon to be incredibly fast and agile? One of the reasons could be they have got no leisure time to devote for something else. They spend all awake hours flying high in the sky. Apart from their amazing agility, they are master of controlling their movements. They fly tirelessly for hours in search of prey; they remain alert to trap it in lightening speed. Failure in judgement about distance and speed become suicidal and they surely die. Agility helps them to have a wonderful control over their speed. Our life is no different from them. The only missing thing is "self-control". We all run towards our goals but seldom focus on mastering the maneuvering skills.

Keep on going even if you are alone

Most of the time, a falcon lives a solitary life and they never regret being alone. They have no time to waste on such trivial things when they have one tough but precious life to live. On the other hand, a great majority of us keep complaining about the lack of opportunities and support. Can't we just focus on making ourselves strong and live life the way we want?

Size Doesn't Matter

A Falcon is a considerably small creature to the difficulties it comes across every single day but its courage to face the troubles and challenges makes it the strongest.

Falcons can be cited as the best example that teaches us to ignore the extreme urge that initiates us to give up. No problem or challenge can be bigger than your courage! One can conquer anything with sheer determination and courage. Regretting about your size is just a lame excuse; all you need to do is start believing in yourself and focusing on your strength.

Reposted from my blog: Live Like a Falcon
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  • Profile picture of the author Auzan
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Feels great that you liked. I'm also looking for other points (since I could just mention 7)




      Originally Posted by Auzan View Post

      Wow. Wonderful post. It's really motivate me more.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuelThalas
    birds and other animal always give me good lesson in life.
    who's got sawy actually?
    i read about eagle too. they live until 40 years and when the vase come, they need to struggle to become an old eagle. if they dont, they die. life harsh

    cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Hi Quel,

      I don't know what the “policy” is for (repeatedly) replying to posts that are several years old. For me it kind of devalues the forum because most of the time the original poster (and many of the people replying) aren't actively here anymore. There's about 10 of them from you now.
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      "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    Nice post; I particularly liked the part about going on when alone. That is a bit more unusual than some of the other insights. Very few people work well alone, and if you can, you have a great edge, and an ability to get things done without distraction.

    One of my musical heroes, Frank Zappa was fantastically productive, putting out over 50 albums over the course of a career cut short by cancer at age 52, producing other acts, making movies, writing quite a lot of serious symphonic music, touring extensively with sometimes large bands, which rehearsed incessantly for several months to become a well oiled machine before starting each tour, etc. His work was his passion, and he used to go for 20 hours, sleep for a while, then go for another 20, composing in his basement, splicing tapes, etc.

    Frank was asked in an interview once if he didn't get lonely during those long hours working by himself, to which he shrugged and said something like "I get to do what I want, and nobody distracts or interferes; loneliness is a pretty good deal". I don't remember the quote verbatim, but I do remember, because it struck me, that he called loneliness a "good deal". What an inspiration!

    I get lonely sometimes working by myself too, but I have to agree with Frank; if I stay at it and don't try to distract myself, loneliness is a pretty "good deal".

    Of course here I am distracting myself; Frank would never have hung out chatting on forums. I should do less of it too. Bye y'all.
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  • Profile picture of the author wajahath
    "keep going even if you are alone"

    I think this is quite hard for humans because we are wired to be social creatures who look for emotional support.

    But then... life is as simple as you make it.

    I try to make things simple by concentrating on few things and going hard to excel at them.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmalecha51
    You are truly defined as an individual if you fly alone! Talk about confidence and loyalty! From a social aspect, I do hope that if you fly alone you are still able to work well with others and not follow the path of independence too long. Everyone needs a friend every once in awhile! Great posts!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by jmalecha51 View Post

      You are truly defined as an individual if you fly alone! Talk about confidence and loyalty! From a social aspect, I do hope that if you fly alone you are still able to work well with others and not follow the path of independence too long. Everyone needs a friend every once in awhile! Great posts!
      I agree that everyone needs a friend, and for those whose social fears that make it hard for them to reach out, it is worth noting that going it alone isn't heroic; it can be an avoidance of facing and overcoming your fears, becoming vulnerable, and growing.

      So I think it is worth adding to my earlier thoughts that dealing with loneliness to pursue a goal is only good up to a point, and probably not good at all for chronically isolated people. Entire human lives as a rule, shouldn't be lived in isolation, and I wouldn't want to contribute to the pride some would use as an excuse for avoiding getting close to others.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I like the part that animals are good part of inspiration in the sense that their ability to survived is really great. Their sense of bringing every ability they have to its full potential makes us wonder how great it is to learn from them too.

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful information.
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  • To live like a falcon while being in the bag of skin called a human is extremely challenging. But it can be done even if it only approaches the falcon's skill as a hunter.

    People like falcons have built in talents that help them succeed. But unlike the falcon many of these traits have to be acquired over time. This forum is one such skill learning places.

    The Warrior forum has some falcons and many falcons to be. We are fortunate to have such a place to discuss these issues.

    LLS
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  • I love the post- a good way to read at the start of the day. Never give up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
    Thanks for the post! Yes, there is a lot to learn from the falcon.

    However, as always, there is an other side to this falcon story
    that we shouldn't overlook.

    I am not an expert on falcons but based on what I know about them
    and based on the description in the OP it sounds like I would not want
    to live like a falcon.

    The falcon has to hunt (work) all day, every day! If he does not perform and catch
    the prey for a couple of days in a row, I guess he will die! Do I wan to live
    like that? No way! It sounds like "working" in a forced labor camp!

    As far as a "falcon" business approach, it doesn't work at all. The falcon does
    not create wealth, he has no savings or tangible assets! He has to work hard
    every minute of the day when he is awake just for food for that day only!

    Is this really how I want to run my business? I don't think so! The predators,
    like the falcon have a miserable life and are dying out as far as I know.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by Joe Ray View Post

      Thanks for the post! Yes, there is a lot to learn from the falcon.

      However, as always, there is an other side to this falcon story
      that we shouldn't overlook.

      I am not an expert on falcons but based on what I know about them
      and based on the description in the OP it sounds like I would not want
      to live like a falcon.

      The falcon has to hunt (work) all day, every day! If he does not perform and catch
      the prey for a couple of days in a row, I guess he will die! Do I wan to live
      like that? No way! It sounds like "working" in a forced labor camp!

      As far as a "falcon" business approach, it doesn't work at all. The falcon does
      not create wealth, he has no savings or tangible assets! He has to work hard
      every minute of the day when he is awake just for food for that day only!

      Is this really how I want to run my business? I don't think so! The predators,
      like the falcon have a miserable life and are dying out as far as I know.
      Hehe; nice one. You are right about the lack of asset building, but of course that's generally true of even the most successful of non-human animal species; even those that save food underground never get ahead by more than a few months; none ever get to just relax and go on cruises.

      On the other hand, the falcon and other predators could teach us a thing or two about reduced overhead, since food is the only thing they have to go after daily.

      But the real thing to be emulated is the intense focus on one goal at a time, with the goal being attained by doing what they are best at, and no room for doubts; success is assumed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Houck
    I really liked your post. We can always learn things from animals.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    We can learn a lot from animals because they simply live to survive. Everything they do is for their own survival. As much as I want to be like them, it is kind of difficult since we live a completely different life.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheddarben
    Don’t be afraid of struggles


    A part of this, however, is being aware of your risk vs reward. These birds make decisions every day and I can guarantee you they weigh very cautiously every move they make. The ones that live a long time are not afraid of struggles, but avoid losing propositions. Because if they lose, they get eaten.

    Stick your neck out there, but don't let yourself get eaten alive.
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