The Vision behind FLYTE was placed in my heart in the middle of one of the darkest stages in my life. It was then that I realized that our biggest blessings can come from our deepest pain. As we worked on the Brand Identity for nearly a year, we were very intrigued by the characteristics of the Eagle which is a very unique bird and considered to be the ruler of the sky. Four of the main characteristics that stood out were the following:
- Eagles have a Vision
- Eagles are Fearless
- Eagles only Fly with other Eagles
The 4th characteristic truly intrigued me the most; Eagles are the only birds that love the storm and use it to rise to higher levels.
I thought about it for a second and then it hit me.
The storms of life are inevitable. It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, how many followers you have on Instagram, or how much wealth you have acquired, at one point or another, life will punch you in the face! It's a fact! So why not emulate the Eagle and instead of submitting to life when it gets difficult, use your circumstances to rise to heights you never imagined possible? You see, pain is your friend. If you allow it, pain will draw you closer to God, it will shape your character, it will mold you, it will give you a heart of compassion for others, and it will teach you lessons that no text book, personal development seminar, or college course ever will. Over the years, I have learned to embrace my pain and when life gets difficult, as it often does, I ask myself; “What am I suppose to learn from this and how can I use this stage in my life to grow into the individual that God has created me to be?"
Many times, we truly have no control over the circumstances in our lives. However, we are always in control of how we react to those specific circumstances which in return, will determine our outcome. Next time you are going through a storm in life, emulate the Eagle. Have a Vision of where you want to go with your life. Remember that FEAR is a liar and that 99% of the things you worry about never happen. Connect with people that are positive and will encourage you to become a better individual. But most importantly, use that storm that was designed to defeat you, to rise to higher levels.
I came across this quote the other day that has a little humor to it but also a powerful meaning. It reads; "Don't be a parrot in life, be an Eagle. A parrot talks way too much but can't fly high. An Eagle is silent and has the willpower to touch the sky." So many people are parrots in life. They talk a good game, talk about what they are doing to do, when they are doing to do it, and how they are going to do it, but the moment life gets difficult, they quit. Eagles on the other hand are silent, yet they fly higher than any other bird and use the storms to rise to even higher altitudes!
Be an Eagle in Life…..Take Flyte!