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Find out how you can have the courage to fly higher

Find out how you can have the courage to fly higherImage Credit: Supplied

Notice an eagle sitting high above the tree or the cliff of a mountain, observe closely and you will see that this powerful creature has a keen vision. Also watch the eagle when a storm comes. It spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights, while smaller birds flee and try to escape the storm with fear. When the mother eagle sees the time has come to teach the eaglets to fly, she gathers an eaglet onto her back and, spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly, she swoops out from under the eaglet and allows it to fall. As it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for.

This story allows anyone to make a reflection and extract interesting life lessons from. Vision is very important to move through life. One must, therefore, have a long-term perspective on one's career.

This is an ingrained ability in many leaders who are able to see ahead of time what many others are not able to see in the entire lifetime. They have the skill to raise themselves above the ordinary whenever they are entangled in daily life issues and struggles. Because of their positive long-term vision, these magnificent leaders always carry positivity with them and inspire those around them.

Use the challenging times to attain valuable experiences and set your sails to new heights. Circumstances do not reveal anything except the person. People who have achieved something in their career are those who have never shown any sign of weakness, one of the biggest limiting factors which can turn an extraordinary person into an ordinary person.

If you want to fly higher, pick up the courage to leave your comfort zone and force yourself to try and learn new things. Growth only happens outside the comfort zone. Remember, living on the edge gives a bigger margin to grow in life.

Handy Hints:

• Maximize your talents, skills to achieve your career aspirations

• Raise yourself above the ordinary to attain valuable life lessons

• Leaders have the ingrained ability to remain positive, inspiring

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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company