Every leader has one. A reputation, a legend. It comes with blessings and curses. How we use it makes a difference. As our legend grows it reminds us of what we can achieve. It gives us confidence, strength and determination. But it can also be a curse. If we focus on our legend and come to believe it, it changes us – narrowly defining who we must be and how we must respond. We become caricatures of ourselves. Cartoon-like. Condemned to repeat a small repertoire of actions or behaviors. Shake it off. Refocus on your mission. Stay fresh. Forget the legend.