Many of my articles are about resolving conflict in the workplace. This post is about our internal conflict. We can’t separate work and home at times. I do hope that this post will help you let go of some issues that may be bogging you down. We ALL spend way too much time in our personal and professional lives with this internal stress.
I client shared an Old Cherokee Legend with me recently. It is so powerful and decided to add to to my conflict in the workplace trainings.
- Think about unresolved issues that take up your valuable time?
- Regret things that you didn’t or did do?
- Have a pity party when things don’t go your way?
We are all human and think about unresolved issues, regret, and feel sorry for ourselves a times. The important thing to remember is how much time we waste by not resolving things, letting go of regret or feeling sorry for ourselves and start making things better.
Enjoy the Cherokee Legend on 2 Wolves Inside of Us
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It’s a terrible fight and it is between 2 wolves. One is evil-he is anger, envy, regret, self pity, guilt,& resentment. The other is good – he is joy, love, hope, kindness, & compassion.
The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person too.” The grandson asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “the one you feed.”
Another client of mine heard me tell the 2 Wolves Inside of Us. She gave me the following Cherokee poem. Do you see why I just love what I do? I meet the most interesting and diverse people who also want to make the world a better place – one person at a time!
Two natures beat within my breast
The one is fowl, the one is blessed
The one I love, the one I hate
The one I feed will dominate
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This is Joyce Weiss, Business Conflict Resolution Consultant
I help people become top level leaders who get GREAT results.
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I teach them to tackle the tough conversations with bullies and negative people to build employee engagement, accountability, and rock star performance…
The Result? My clients resolve their conflict and they get a better night’s sleep!
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