Who are you?
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.”
It’s a great story and one that has practically helped me many times over the years, when I have been able to observe which wolf I am feeding.
When it comes to public speaking, which wolf do you feed? The one that says you don’t have anything to say, that you’ll screw it up, that you’ll be laughed at?
Or the one that says you’ll make a difference, you’ll inspire someone in the audience to make a change in their lives or that your story really is worth sharing?
The great thing is, you get to choose!
Notice which wolf you are feeding.
All the best,
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