The Second Arrow – Stories We Tell Ourselves (with Eric Zimmer)

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In this Episode, I interviewed Eric Zimmer the host of the podcast “The One You Feed.”

“The One You Feed” podcast was named Best of 2014 by iTunes, and it's an amazing collection of open minded discussions of habits, wisdom, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

Eric starts his episodes with a short story that explains the title of his podcast:

An old grandfather told his grandson:

“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and bravery.”

The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

In this conversation Eric and I discuss:

– One of Eric’s favorite stories, “The Second Arrow”

– “I’ll be happy when” mindset and its alternatives

– Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset (Dr. Carol Dweck)

– How can we stop the reactive cycles in our lives

– The power of stories

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