Many years ago, probably fifteen to twenty, i stumbled on a Ken Follett's book, 'On Wings of Eagles', Set against the background of the 1979 Iranian revolution which refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran's monarchy under the Shah and its replacement with an Islamic republic under the Ayatollah, the leader of the revolution. It tells the story of the rescue of Paul Chiapparone and Bill Gaylord from prison in Tehran by a team of Electronic Data Systems executives led by retired Col. Arthur D. Simons.
Now i don't remember most of the details, but there's one thing I've found very difficult to loose, the quote from Ross Perot; '
Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time'.
The Eagle is a glorious bird of prey with many books written about it's different elements and attributes which I'm not prepared to go into at this moment. Sometimes we are very familiar with the glorious solitude nature of the eagle that we ignore the fact that when the eagle gets into trouble for various reasons, he's also alone in his troubles sometimes.
I have great deal of respect for eagles in trouble, what do i mean? investors facing bankruptcy, marriages and relationships facing hard times, businesses fallen on hard times and wondering which way out, health conditions that seem to defy all explanation etc.
I need you to remember that when an eagle get's into trouble, he's still an eagle. At this point i speak to eagles in trouble, you're still eagles and as a matter of fact you're choice eagles.
Your challenges may be unique so will your outstanding success when you come out of your situations, take courage, think straight and keep going, it's only a matter of time and the tide will change.
Always remember, eagles don't flock, probably that's why your experiences are so unique.