As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped. He was confused. Why were these huge creatures being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg?
No chains, no cages. Obviously the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them.
As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Friend, you need to get free from this thinking and break the chains. Remember that thoughts become things and the happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
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