Well, here we go again: It’s New Year’s Day, and millions of people have resolved to be better—and do better—in the year ahead.
I’m a big supporter of self-improvement. So if you’ve decided to lose weight or quit smoking or cut down on your drinking, I highly recommend zenhabits.com.
I’m also a big believer in the power of making small changes. Every thought and action either moves us closer to our best selves, or farther away.
In fact, I believe that our thoughts can help shape our future. What we think about, we become. And with that in mind, I offer this story (courtesy of my friend Norine):
One evening a Cherokee Elder told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said: “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is good: It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, kindness, empathy, generosity, compassion, faith and truth. The other is evil: It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, resentment, superiority, arrogance, self-pity, and lies.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The elder simply replied: “The one you feed.”
May 2012 bring you health, happiness, and hope.