Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.– John Wooden, UCLA coach
Once Upon A Time…
there was a giant Nemean lion on a mission to terrorize the land. One by one, the villagers tried to kill the beast with weapons fashioned from metal, stone and wood. However, the lion’s hide was impenetrable.
Just when the villagers began to lose hope, Hercules was tasked with killing the beast, as part of his servitude to King Eurystheus.
After a few unsuccessful attempts to pierce the lion with his arrows, Hercules wrestled it with his bare hands. Miraculously, he managed to strangle the lion to death.
Using the lion’s own claw, Hercules removed the pelt and brought it back to King Eurystheus to prove his victory. In the end, Hercules kept the pelt, wearing it as a protective coat for battle.
All hail the queen! The lion spirit reminds you to serve your kingdom from a noble heart. Remember, it’s your uniqueness that makes you a natural leader. Shine your inner light, and give your unique gifts freely in ways that educate and heal the community.
Lastly, don’t forget to take a break! Lions invented the “power nap”, basking in the sun for up to twenty hours a day. The benefits of contemplation and rest will help you fully step into your leadership potential.