Which Wolf do You Feed?

It’s Monday and that means one thing here at Chaos in Kent.  How to get motivated!  Today, I am sharing something I recently read, a story about an Indian man and a  wolf – or two.

Hang on, Debs, I hear you say. What are you talking about? Monday Motivation? Sounds more like Monday Madness!

Stay with me, this will make sense, I promise.

Which Wolf do you feed?

Which wolf do you feed? #TheMMLinkyAn old man said “On my shoulders are two wolves.

One is a black wolf – who continually tempts me to do and say the wrong things.

On my other shoulder is a white wolf – who continually encourages me to live up to my very best”

A listener asked the man “Which of these wolves has the greatest power over you?”

The old man replied “The one I feed”


If you only focus on the black wolf, the one who tempts you with perhaps chocolate or to put off that one job you hate, then you are feeding him. He will grow bigger and stronger.


If you make an effort to focus on the white wolf, the one who encourages you, the one who says “you’ve got this”, then you are feeding him. He will grow bigger and stronger.


So, today make a choice.


As the black wolf tempts you to stay on the sofa, or to eat the rest of those chocolates hidden in the fridge, tell him to do one.


Instead, go for the white wolf, do those things you know you should do but keep putting off.

The Monday Motivation Linky – #TheMMLinky

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6 Responses

  1. Okay, the one before me is “Out and other things” by Autism Mama.

  2. I have been feeding the wrong wolf lately and have been wondering why I feel so rubbish. This is clearly the wake up call I needed! Thank you #themmlinky
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  3. I love this concept and it’s so very true as well. I’d love to feed the white wolf! #TheMMLinky
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  4. Donna Giles says:

    Love it! Definitely a post to remember x

  5. Steph Curtis says:

    I’m trying! The black wolf is clearly bigger though…. :/ #TheMMLinky
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  6. Kel says:

    Nice analogy! I’m so good at pampering that black wolf. Must not ignore the white one! #TheMMLinky

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