A young boy came upon an Indian chief who was just sitting and staring, and seemed almost to be meditating. The young boy asked the chief what he was doing. The elder replied, “I am considering the wolves that are fighting within me. There are two wolves in the depths of my spirit. One is fear, distraction and procrastination, and he is very hungry. The other is faith, focus and follow-through and he is also very hungry. They are attacking one another, trying to eat one another, and over time, one is sure to win.” The young boy asked the chief, “Which wolf will win?” And the Indian Chief replied, “It depends which one I feed.”
Each day we get to decide if we are going to feed our dreams by keeping the faith alive, focusing on what is important and following through on the things that move us closer to our dreams or if we are going to feed our fears by doubting our future, being distracted by the small stuff and procrastinating on the things we know are critical to the fulfillment of our dreams.
If we consistently feed our faith, focus and follow through we will realize our dreams. If we occasionally feed our faith, focus and follow through we will keep our dreams at arms length. If we rarely feed our faith, focus and follow through our dreams will fade away and we will likely become frustrated and disgruntled or as Henry David Thoreau has said “We will lead lives of quiet desperation."
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