20 June 2014

Elephants escaped!

As a man was walking past the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge animals were being held by only a small rope tied to their back leg. No chains, no fences, no cages. It was apparent that the elephants at anytime, could break away from their bonds. But for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these elephants just stood there and made no attempt to break free.
 "Well," the trainer said, "when they are very young and a lot 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 made to believe they cannot break away. They believe that 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 the rope but because they believed they couldn't, they did not attempt.
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?

Failure is a part of learning. We should never give up the struggle in life. You Fail not because you are destined to fail, but because there are lessons which you need to learn as you move on with your life.

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