Every since I've started The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard, I've been overwhelmed. Seriously, the book has been so inspiring already that I haven't even gotten past the first page. I'm reading sentences over and over and reflecting on the content.
The one line that has me stumped right now says:
I have not been able to move on after that point. There's something in those words, in the visual representation that just won't let me move on. It's the image of a lion and a mouse.
I don't even have to ask you which one of these animals you'd rather be. I'm sure most of us want to be bold as lions. Just think about a lion's characteristics:
Respected by other animals
I can go on and on about the lion. It's admired by both humans and animals alike because of its ferociousness, intimidation, and determined spirit. The lion is an animal that eats what it kills. That goes after what it wants every single day. An animal that is moved by intrinsic motivation.
With all of those characteristics the lion possesses, some of us forget that we, too, are endowed with such courageousness. Deep within us lies the fearless, strong, fierce, royal leader that dominate our respective spaces.
But why do we forget? What is it that causes us to be like the mouse? Let's look at a mouse's characteristics:
An experiment that one takes advantage of
A runner that flees from everything
A nibbler who feeds off the crumbs of others