​As a man was passing by the elephants, he 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 any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they didn’t.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well.”, the trainer said, “when they are young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them, and at that age, it was enough to hold then. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold then, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but they believed they couldn’t, so 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??

Failure is a part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

This is the reason which is holding many of us. So, we should pledge that we should not be a victim of this.

#inspiration #enjoylife #freedomofthoughts


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