The Monarch Mini Print
Here's what the best leaders do: believe in people.
Oftentimes those people don’t believe in themselves. Sometimes it’s for a good reason and sometimes it’s the natural result of not having anyone in your life who does. But good leaders see a spark. Heck, maybe the spark doesn’t even exist, but their belief that it does is so convincing, it’s as if they are somehow able to will it into existence.
This painting was inspired by C.S. Lewis’s character, Aslan, the Christ-like figure in The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s a great image of the best kind of leader: brave but vulnerable. He’s confident in knowing what he’s about but kind enough to welcome the lowliest creatures into his friendship and protection. Malcolm Forbes said, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
People are fragile beings, like the butterflies in this painting. The best leaders walk with us out of our past and into our future, accompanying us from who we’ve been to who we can be. We all need people like that in our life. If someone believes in you, consider yourself lucky. And take them at their word, even if you can’t yet see what they see.
Sometimes in life, we are the butterflies. We are fragile and need to believe the people who care about us are right when they tell us they see greatness within us.
Sometimes in life, we are the lion.
We are called to be leaders who seek out the lost, the young, the weak, and the forgotten. Our job is to look for the good in them, believing in them as long as it takes until they can see it for themselves.
- 6 x 6 inches
- Giclée printed with archival quality inks on 68lb satin luster paper
- hand-signed by the artist
- acrylic block magnet frame sold separately