This is a great parable to help participants make a conscious decision to actively participate.
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.”
You can take this a step further by using the ‘Join or Judge‘ technique.
We want to give a shout out to Chris McIntyre of Be, Everywhere You Are and author of Roadmap to Freedom who introduced us to this great story. If you are a small business owner, check out how he is helping restoring the freedom that success steals.