Which wolf do you feed?

There’s a story which I tell frequently when I am training or coaching future leaders, as many suffer from what is known as ‘imposter syndrome’ i.e. a psychological pattern in which the person doubts their own accomplishments.

An old Cherokee Indian chief was teaching his grandson about life.

‘A fight is going on inside me,” he told the young boy, a fight between two wolves.

One is evil, full of anger, sorrow, regret, greed, self-pity and false pride.

The other is good, full of joy, peace, love, humility, kindness and faith.

This same fight is going on inside of you, grandson…and inside every other person on earth.’

The grandson ponders this for a moment and then asks, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?”

The old man smiled and simply said, “The one you feed.”

The wolf that you choose to ‘feed’, determines your success. Choose wisely.

#mindfulness #selfbelief #selfesteem #impostersyndrome

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