As a leader, there are certain characteristics and characteristics of lions that you may find useful to consider – for yourself and your pride & # 39 ;. Let's take a few minutes to explore this and as with all metaphors, we will not kill them.
You do not have to watch many Discovery Channel shows about lions to see how very protective they are – of territory, themselves, their young, and so on. What should you protect against what is more leprous? Are you protecting yourself? Your money? Your children? Your partner? Your husband? Your business? Your colleagues? Your position? Your beliefs? So, exactly what do you have to protect for?
If you are lioness, you are brave and courageous. Of course you choose when and where you are brave or timid, courageous versus cowardly. We make choices every day. Look for opportunities today and every day where you can be courageous. It makes a difference, both for you and for others.
3. Willing to fight
Hmm … we know that lions will fight when needed. They do not choose a fight, but because they are willing to protect their food, their friends, their territory and so on, they will fight if necessary. What is the only thing you want to fight for?
Many readers are parents and I suspect many parents are willing to fight for their children. Or maybe you are a professor who is willing to fight if you see other faculty members being bullied. Perhaps you are a teacher who is fighting for certain students who need your "protection".
What is it for you? Really. What are you willing to fight for? The only?
MANY people are now worried about financial problems. Someone recently wrote to me that she had heard high school girls in the bathroom talk to a movie about how they had to come up with ways to make money, because their parents could not give them after the end of the legislature. money for the films longer. You may be one of the people who are "hunting" for money. You might hunt for your own personal situation or hunt for money for projects at work or for community needs and the like.
But where do lion-like people hunt even more? You could describe it like this:
- Courage to discover what really makes me happy
- Courage to ignore what others feel is successful and find my own success
- Courage to dare to make dramatic changes in the path of my career that also my personal life will change … and vice versa
What are you hunting for? And just like a lion on the Savannah, you can find it or not, but you hunt anyway.
5. Group members (part of a pride)
6. Elders in the big picture of things
The last two – part of a group (that is, a pride) and also some individuals in the big picture of things – let us think about this together.
As a person who is looking for ways to stay positive, no matter how crazy things are around us, we have to see ourselves as part of a pride – a team – a family – a group – an association – a community – or whatever you would call it. We must deliberately bring our group together – small or large – that will help us to survive – if I can use this word. Lions are not part of the pride. There is a reason. You have your own & # 39; pride & # 39; necessary if you want to survive in your positive place & # 39 ;.
And here is the other part (at least as my little brains consider this), we are also individuals in the larger scheme of things. What I mean by that is, just as lions do not hang around with all the other animals, but rather hang around – sometimes completely alone – but certainly only with a few other lions, sometimes we have to separate ourselves.