Once upon a time, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a great battle he would face.
The grandson sat down to listen. He was eager and curious – what was the great battle he would face?
“My grandson,” he began, “The battle is between 2 wolves that live inside you.”
“One is Evil—anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
“The other is Good—joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
As they sat in silence for a minute, the wide-eyed grandson finally asked: “Grandfather which wolf will win?”
He reached over, touched his cheek, and simply replied, “The one you feed.”
That is an awesome example of how storytelling can be a powerful tool.
It gives you the ability to share values and inspire.
The interesting thing about stories though, are the ones you tell YOURSELF.
You have stories you tell in your head every day.
You may or may not be aware of them, and some may not even be true, but they are reflecting your core beliefs and the world around you.
These stories are like the 2 wolves, they have a direct impact on your relationships, behaviors, and life.
A positive story can uplift you to try new things or even do something that gets you out of your comfort zone.
But a negative story can do quite the opposite. It can make you feel disheartened, drag you backward and keep you in a fog.
The first step to changing a limiting negative story is to identify it.
What are some of the things you are thinking about most?
Try to notice what you say the most to others when you talk about yourself.
Are you the hero or are you the victim in what you say?
Can you find the balance?
Remember—positive or negative—the thoughts, stories, and emotions you feed will be the ones that win.
Keep looking for the blind spots and building a better you.
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