The Belief
lovely • onGeneral 10 years ago • 2 min read

It is not the mere physical strength that helps us to achieve......... The Belief.............

As I was passing the elephants, I suddenly stopped, confused by the fact That these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to Their Front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, At anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, They did not.

I saw a trainer near by and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals Just stood there and made no attempt to get away. Well, he 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. Hey Believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.

I 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?

Never confuse the mere bend in the road with a dead end.


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  • Guest 10 years ago
    I don't think that's why the elephants stay where they are...they just know that rope-around-the-leg means "stay". Elephants are pretty smart. Kind of a neat metaphor, though.