You Are What You Believe

Here is one motivational story which i received by email from one of my friend, sharing with you:-

The Chains of 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 their bonds 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. They 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?

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