Today's Food For Thought: The Powerful Message From The King of The Jungle! 

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team 93383

This is such a great message.  Thanks for posting it for us.  I am reposting for others that may have missed it.



Original content by Aura Alex Retired

 Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." - Alexander the Great

From the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans to the culturally rich Ancient Chinese, lions symbolized various cultures around the world at different times.

The undisputed King of the Jungle is the lion. One of the strongest animals in the world is not only known for its outer beauty but also its unique character.

The lion exudes absolute power. We have heard many stories: the lion depicts courage, bravery, strength, loyalty, and leadership. 

No one dares to confront or provoke the King of the Jungle!

Still, that doesn't mean lions don't experience hardships or challenges. Life in the jungle is never easy, and they know how to get through tough times.

So, let's look at what this impressive animal can teach us.

Don't Be Afraid Of Failure

Did you know that lions fail eight out of ten times while hunting? You probably wouldn't expect this from the King of the Jungle – they also make their fair share of mistakes.

However, once they fail in hunting, they use it to fine-tune their skills. That means they will be able to catch bigger prey in the future.

We should do the same – embrace our failures! In every mistake, there is a learning opportunity.

Remember To Set Goals

Lions are an excellent example that setting a goal is the best driving force. Although the majestic animal has just one purpose in life, to survive. To defend their territory, they aren't afraid to face any dangers.

Set a goal (or several) for your life and work toward achieving them. What is integral to fulfilling your quest is making the most of every day—seizing it by its throat and extracting every last drop of joy and purpose!

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

It is no secret that lions are pack animals. When they go for the kill, they work as a team.

As independent professionals, we are often afraid to ask for help or support. Somehow "asking" has become a lost art! Some believe it may delineate weakness. Don't make this mistake!

Maintaining a good relationship with people around you is crucial for success and happiness.  

Don't Take Life Too Seriously

The lives of lions can be harsh. There is constantly something to be wary of. Still, they don't let everyday challenges spoil their fun. They spend quite some time resting and playing around with their pride members.

Setting aside worries and work responsibilities is not easy, but it is crucial for your well-being. When you are at home, put in the effort to spend time with your family, and those who matter. 

Stand Up For Yourself

One of the most important rules of life is choosing your battles wisely. You will never see a lion constantly yelling or whining, and the entire jungle shakes around them with a lion's roar!

Don't waste your time or anger on people and problems that don't deserve your attention. Nonetheless, know when to stand up for yourself.

A strong "yes" to what matters to you most will make it easier to say "no" to all the clutter that may be unimportant. Move forward with your desires without guilt. 

Whether in business, or everyday life, once every while, connecting with your "inner lion" is a good thing. 

 "It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life." – Elizabeth Kenny

"Whatever you do, do it like a lion, wholeheartedly" – Harsh Tiwari. 

This post is from another one of Carol Williams' Goldmine of Inspirations. Thank you, Carol.

Enjoy Your Day!


Comments (10)

Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound NMLS#1907 - Puyallup, WA

Thank you for the delightful information.  These are all good reminders of excellent ways to navigate life and business.  Have a wonderful week!

Aug 22, 2022 09:21 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Ginger.

Thank you so much for reblogging my post. I am grateful for your gesture.

Enjoy this week. 

Aug 22, 2022 09:42 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Thanks Bill

Aug 22, 2022 01:48 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ginger - Aura always has great information or food for thought.  I love her posts.

Sep 15, 2022 03:30 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Great choice for a reblog Ginger😎

Oct 15, 2022 08:47 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Absolutely perfect blog for re-blogging, Ginger! 

I hope you're doing well and business is rockin' for you! 

Oct 15, 2022 01:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic re-blog of Aura's, she is an amazing writer and storyteller, Ginger!

Nov 18, 2022 12:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope all is going well for you.

Have an outstanding 2023!

Jan 27, 2023 10:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Ginger Harper ,

How did I miss this post! Thank you for re-blogging Aura Alex post! off to read and comment on her original post.

Apr 28, 2023 03:37 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I Love her stories

May 05, 2023 09:53 AM