The elephant rope story:
Once upon a time , a gentleman was passing through an elephant camp .
Here he noticed that the elephants were not caged in cages or chained as you often see them.
Instead the elephants were held back using a small piece of rope tied to one leg.
The gentleman was surprised to see such a small rope containing the elephant which was known for its strength .
He was surprised to see that the elephants were not trying at all to break the rope using it’s strength and escape from the camp
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied :
“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 only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.
So the moral of the story is that no matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. ‘Believing you can become successful’ is the most important step in actually achieving it.
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