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Besides the obvious physical differences between lions and zebras, there’s a key psychological difference as well.

Lions have to be faster and stronger than their prey to survive.  They must strive to be better and perfect their hunting skills.

Zebras just need to be faster than the next guy.  They just need to ensure that there’s at least one more zebra in the herd who is slower than them.

Are you a zebra or a lion?

Do you aim to be great at what you do, perfecting your skills and focussing on your goals?

Or do you just try to fit in, trying not to be noticed and being satisfied with mediocrity as long as there’s someone else in the herd who’s worse?

Are you aiming to be the king of the jungle or just trying not to be someone’s next meal?

Thankfully, there is little physical reason why we can’t be a lion.  We don’t need big teeth or sharp claws. 

It’s all in our head and how we view the world.

Which one are you?

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