It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been keeping busy publishing two books this past week. One is mine, one I’m ghostwriting for someone else. I moments ago finished formatting and submitting the electronic files for the interior and cover for Feed the Good Wolf so I should have a proof copy in my hands in just about a week. There is a tremendous sense of satisfaction when you are holding an actual physical copy of your book. Something cries out inside you, “I’ll bet you can’t wait to start on your next one!” Okay, maybe that’s just me. I will return to regularly scheduled blogging after this final excerpt from my soon to be released book.
A great man once said, “The solution to pollution is dilution.” Imagine that your mind is a reservoir of pure water, and that all the negative that the world offers is a black, disgusting fluid. Left to its own devices, the natural world will occasionally dump a load of negative into your pool. Once that negative is poured in, it can’t be separated from the water. Since you can’t remove the pollution from the reservoir that is your brain, your only option is to try to dilute its influence by pouring as much fresh, pure water into it as you can.
When you realize that your character, the sum total of the features and qualities that define you as an individual, is the result of the thoughts that you allow yourself to dwell on, you should become ferociously protective of what you allow into your mind.
Keep pouring good water into the reservoir through what you read and what you speak every day. Continue to purify your water by controlling who you listen to and who you associate with. And stop letting the world dump that smelly black stuff into your pool.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
~Philippians 4:8 (New Living Translation)
The purpose of feeding the good wolf is to build ourselves from the inside out. To establish a firm foundation of character within our lives, not through tricks or gimmicks, but by changing our daily thoughts. Not to conceal our faults but to eliminate them by starving the bad wolf. Not to exaggerate our strengths but to truly grow them through steadily feeding the good wolf with positive thoughts.
As you grow yourself, by continuing to feed the good wolf, you will become a greater person. Then you also will begin to attract other great people. There is a universal law as certain as the law of gravitation that says: You will not attract in your life that which you want, but that which you are. By developing yourself into a person of strong character, you will attract other people of strong character.
As you continue to feed the good wolf in your heart, you will also become an example for others to follow. Through your actions, through your integrity, through the continuing building of your character, you will help to feed the good wolf in others; and eventually, others will begin to see the value in feeding their own good wolf.
Soon you will not be a lone good wolf. You will have your own wolf pack.
Through synergy, you will increase your ability to positively impact other people. Encourage and share with others. Be a source of positive. Pass along your teachings.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
To change the world, first change your character
To change your character, first change your thoughts
To change your thoughts, feed the good wolf in your heart.