There are only two animals on the planet that the creator identified Himself with, the first one is the Eagle and the second one is lion. And when we identified those two animals as his favorite to identify himself with, I recognized we should better study these two animals because if he is the Leader of the universe and I want to be a leader on Earth I better find out the nature of these animals and also the attitude of these animals.
We discovered that both of them are the KINGS of their domain. The eagle is the king of the bird kingdom, and the lion is the king of the animal kingdom. The lion has what I call the spirit of Leadership. And this word spirit here is referring to ATTITUDE. A leader has an attitude that makes him or her different from followers. Now the lion is the king of the jungle but the lion to me is a great source of encouragement for all of us. We should remember this as long as you live.
The lion is not the tallest animal in the jungle
The lion is not the largest animal in the jungle
The lion is not the heaviest animal in the jungle.
The lion is not the smartest or the most intelligent animal in the jungle.
And yet when he shows up they all run away. There is a well-known quote from Dr. Myles Munroe Book And I believe it really brings home the point “AN ARMY OF SHEEP LED BY A LION WILL ALWAYS DEFEAT AN ARMY OF LIONS LED BY A SHEEP” and the answer to that dilemma is this because leadership can transform cowards into violent warriors. The right kind of leadership can transform a timid into bold people who are fearless. Leadership is that powerful. Leadership can walk into a camp of depressed people and in 20 minutes they are turned on into unbelievable, powerful armies, because leadership determines everything.
The lion is the king of the jungle, because of one word “Attitude” the lion has a different attitude that makes every animal afraid of him now we don’t want to lead by fear but it does take respect for you to become a leader, when I use the word fear in the jungle we’re talking about respect the elephant respect the lion, the hyenas respects the lion, the giraffes respect the lion. What makes these massive animals respect such a small cat? The Attitude is the difference. For example, a lion will see an elephant and the thing that comes to his mind “LUNCH” I could eat this thing and he act the way he thinks. Now here is another amazing mystery the elephant is larger, bigger, stronger, more powerful, heavier and more intelligent and yet when the elephant sees the Lion. One word comes in mind “EATER”. Attitude is a product of belief you cannot have an attitude beyond your belief. So your attitude comes from your belief system. The lion is the king because of what he believes about himself.
There is one saying “No matter the economy of the jungle the lion will never eat grass”. This is not the Ego of Lion but He know himself very well, that “Who I Am?” And that is called Attitude. Knowing yourself, believing in yourself and becoming a legend is what we call attitude.
Do you remember that when you were a child people grab your cheek and tell how cute you are and ask for your name but at that time you didn’t tell they and you know why, because of attitude. It’s the same child, it’s you the only difference is, at that time you only listen to yourself which please you, but now you listen to others and think about what other will say.
“Only follow Positive attitude not Negative one.”
Source : Dr. Myles Munroe