Have you ever watched a motivational video that spoke to you? Where the story seemed personalized just for you?
It seems that the best motivational videos appear on my screen at the right times. I’m writing this article during the pandemic in May 2020. We are all living in fear yet there are opportunities happening all the time if we just look for them.
- Cooking innovate meals with the family
- Eating meals together
- Dividing chores up while listening to our favorite music
- Zoom parties with family or friends
- Spending quality time outside
- Taking an online course
The motivational video below is one of my favorite stories about a Cherokee grandfather talking about life with his grandson. Hope you enjoy it also.
Motivational Video Story
A Cherokee grandfather was having a deep conversation with his grandson about life. The grandfather said, “There is an inner fight going on within me between the bad wolf and good wolf. The bad wolf is mean, selfish, negative, and a bully. The good wolf is caring, supportive, positive, and generous. There’s the same inner fight going on within everyone including you.” The grandson asks, “Which wolf wins?” The grandfather says, “It depends on the one you feed.”
Motivational Video Interpretation by Joyce
I’ve told this story many times to clients who are stuck either with relationships or careers. They see the meaning immediately when the realization is that most of the time they are feeding the bad wolf. We then discuss their action steps on how to start feeding the good wolf. A great first step is to realize how much time we spend feeding the bad wolf.
We can all stop our inner fights as long as we are willing to change this pattern. It’s not easy to do because there is so much negativity in the world. It’s hard work to concentrate on the “good wolf.” Don’t let the negative ones influence you. Remember, “Don’t walk from negative people – RUN!”
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Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
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