Make it Happen - you have nothing to lose but your chains

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by muslim, Jun 1, 2007.

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  1. muslim

    muslim Well-Known Member

    As I was passing the elephants, I suddenly stopped, confused by the fact
    that these huge creatures are being held by only a small rope tied to their
    front leg. No Chains !! No Cages !!

    It was obvious that elephants could, at anytime break away from their bonds
    but for some reason, they did not. I saw a trainer nearby and asked why
    these 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, its 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, which have the strength to lift gigantic
    weight, 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, many of us too go through our life hanging onto a
    belief that we cannot do something, simply because we believe we cannot do
    it or because we would have failed at it once before.

  2. SeemsPerfect

    SeemsPerfect Guest

    I've always liked that story. It symbolizes too many of us.
  3. muslim

    muslim Well-Known Member

    i am one of those too many

    i thinck elephant is better than me:):)
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