The Two Wolves Legend 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 the Two Wolves Legend while speaking at one of our Building A Dream programs – building bikes for kids who arrive onsite to receive them – for Nestle. If you are a small business owner, check out how he is helping restoring the freedom that success steals.