I read something recently by Wayne Dwyer in which he told a story of a grandfather talking with his grandson about the “wolves in his head”. He was describing the voices in his head using the analogy of wolves and he shared that he had two wolves. One who was hungry for negative information and one that was hungry for positive information? And the young boy, his grandson, mentioned, “well, which one wins out, grandpa”? And the grandpa responded, whichever one I feed. Which voice are you feeding, or wolf are you feeding today: the one hungry for negative information and drama or the one hungry for positive information; encouragement, re-enforcement, compassion, focus, goal orientation, any number of other positive things. The one you feed is the one that will “win out”, in the words of that grandchild.
Monica Wofford, MBA, CSP, is an international speaker, trainer, and author who helps managers who were promoted, actually become prepared to lead.