Motivation

We’ve recently joined Yammer at work. This is an internet site very like Facebook, but it’s for companies and their employees. It’s been great for us as our company is very big and international, so Yammer has enabled all of us to be in touch. It’s brilliant to hear how the engineers are doing, and our colleagues in other parts of the country. One of the best things our company has done recently.

It’s enabled us to share ideas, have a moan, have a laugh, find out what’s going on in other departments, and also for motivation.

One of our coaches has set up a subsidiary group for motivation and has managed to find a few good stories to put on there. I’d like to share some of them as I think they are relevant for all kinds of people. So here’s the first:

A Short Motivational Story

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. 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.”

I have to say that I don’t know where this came from, apart from that it’s supposed to be a Native American legend, so I’m sorry for not adding the author’s name.

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