Wisdom of Wolves: Attitude

Wisdom of Wolves: Attitude

Wisdom of Wolves: Attitude

from Wisdom of Wolves
by Twyman Towery

The attitude of the wolf can be summed up simply: it is a constant visualization of success. The collective wisdom of wolves has been progressively programmed into their genetic makeup throughout the centuries. Wolves have mastered the technique of focusing their energies toward the activities that will lead to the accomplishment of their goals.

Wolves do not aimlessly run around their intended victims, yipping and yapping. They have a strategic plan and execute it through constant communication. When the moment of truth arrives, each understands his role and understands exactly what the pack expects of him.

The wolf does not depend on luck. The cohesion, teamwork and training of the pack determines whether the pack lives or dies.

There is a silly maxim in some organizations that everyone, to be a valuable, must aspire to be the leader. This is personified by the misguided CEO who says he only hires people who say they want to take his job. Evidently this is supposed to ensure that the person has ambition, courage, spunk, honesty, drive—whatever. In reality, it is simply a contrived situation, with the interviewee jumping through the boss's hoops. It sends warnings of competition and one-upmanship throughout the organization rather than signals of cooperation, teamwork and loyalty.

Everyone does not strive to be the leader in the wolf pack. Some are consummate hunters or caregivers or jokesters, but each seems to gravitate to the role he does best. This is not to say that there are not challenges to authority, position and status—there are. But each wolf's role begins emerging from playtime as a pup and refines itself through the rest of its years. The wolf's attitude is always based upon the question, "What is best for the pack?" This is in marked contrast to us humans, who will often sabotage our organizations, families or businesses if we do not get what we want.

Wolves are seldom truly threatened by other animals. By constantly engaging their senses and skills, they are practically unassailable. They are masters of planning for the moment of opportunity to present itself, and when it does, they are ready to act.

Because of training, preparation, planning, communication and a preference for action, the wolf's expectation is always to be victorious. While in actuality this is true only 10 percent of the time or less, the wolf's attitude is always that success will come—and it does.

Questions to Ponder

Business: Do you really believe your product or service is the best? As a consumer, would it be your choice over all of your competitors? If not, what can you do about it? If the answer is nothing, shouldn't you think about making a change?

Family: Your family takes its cues from you. If you are confident, so are they. If you expect failure, so do they. If you are insecure, they are anxious. Do you leave your winning attitude at work, or do you share it with the ones you love? You do have a choice. But isn't this a choice only you can make?

Personal: Thinking positive is among the simplest sounding of concepts, but for most of us it is extremely difficult to consistently implement. A positive attitude requires more than reading motivational books or listening to "pump-you-up" speeches. It necessitates substance, which springs from a deep-rooted personal faith, a believe, a philosophy. What is yours? Can you express it to your family and business colleagues?

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April 5, 2017
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June 25, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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