Stamina, Strength, Nobility An Elk totem teaches you how to pace yourself. You might not be the first to arrive, but you will arrive without burning out. Don't try for quick and easy; long and steady is the key to reaching your goals. If you have an Elk totem, you will feel the need for companionship or group support. You do not have to do everything alone, help is out there waiting for you if you just ask for it.