I saw this quote while surfing the internet the other day and while for some, this could be just a random quote in the sea of quotes, for me it had a really powerful message. And so I decided to share it with you. Here’s why!
All of us, no matter how positive we are, have the tendency to doubt ourselves from time to time. And this is ok. It happens. It’s good to sit down with yourself and analyze all your actions and deeds to see how far you have strayed from the path you’ve set yourself to. Sometimes the reasons are life events that made us take a detour but other times is that our own choices and way of thinking altered our plans.
No matter how positive a person can be, after experiencing failure few times in a row, their outlook on life can change considerably. Those of us that have been hit on the head for acting bold will tend to be more cautious, overanalyzing things and trying to predict failure before it even happened. Being cautious when making big decisions is good, don’t get me wrong. I’m always rooting for cautiousness, but if we base our thinking on what could go wrong instead of focusing on all the things that could go right, we will undoubtedly fail. Why? Because we will stop ourselves from taking action. We won’t do what we wanted to do from fear of things turning sour.
So because I too have been in this position to think of all the bad before the good, another great quote came to mind (but take it loosely though). My wolves here are positivity and negativity.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
If we feed the negative wolf, we will cause our own doom in terms of life, relationships and work. But if we feed the good, positive wolf and think that the biggest risk is not taking any risk, we will succeed.
So which wolf will you feed?