Target big

Where the other animals prey on smaller animals than them, tigers target bigger animals. Where other animals see a big enemy, the tigers see a big meal. Dogs attack cats, cats attack mice, mice attack small insects, even lion attacks young zebras, not the grown ones, only a tiger attacks rhino, bears, half-grown elephants, or sometimes swim into a river to attack fully grown crocodiles. I have seen tigers hunting a crocodile. While it takes a pride of at least 8-10 lions to take down an elephant-calf, a single tiger can do it all by itself. This is the power of a tiger. Isn’t it amazing?

Ask yourself, if you are given a choice between a small and big target, what will you choose? How do you feel when you see a big goal to chase? Do you love to take on challenges you cannot overcome? Are you afraid of chasing something big?

When other people see a big challenge, a leader sees a big opportunity. It’s estimated, tiger hunts are only successful about one in every 10 to 20 attempts yet they keep targeting big, even after failing to kill. They wait with patience because they know good things take time to come to those who wait.

Just because you failed to achieve a big target last time, it does not mean you will hunt for a smaller one. It does not matter how many big targets you fail to accomplish, what matters is whether you have chased any big target successfully or not. From morning to evening, tigers need to kill only one or two big animals. They keep on trying till they fulfill their stomach. Even if it takes 20 attempts to get two big animals down, their focus remains on those two successful chases. They keep aside their failures and avoid counting them. They don’t get self-obsessed with their failures.

As a leader, you should keep trying even if you fail to chase big targets. You should keep hunting for every big target. If you chase lots of bigger targets, you will accomplish one or two. They don’t doubt their strength, they know it’s ok to fail in chasing. They give time to chase. So, as a strong leader you should give time to whatever you are hunting for, it will come around you very soon. Have patience and keep targeting big every time and everywhere.

This scene is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-six years old lone wolf has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life.” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at




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