Inspirational Story:The Elephant Rope

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  1. magician661

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    As a man was passing 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 anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

    He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer 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.”

    The man 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?

    Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.
    by Stephen
     
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    hi.. nice story... i like it...
     
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    hiii Luraarth, Welcome to BAF community :)
     
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    Failure is success If we learn from it. :) Nice story!
     
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    Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper company for "Lacking Imagination" & "Having No Original Ideas" ....
    So, the more you fail the more you find ;) . If you have never failed, then you have never tried anything new... Ha
     
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    That's very true. We are only by our beliefs...
     
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    Never A Failure, Always A Lesson.
     
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    Sorry, I meant, often limited by our beliefs...
     
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    yes..inspiring story..but heard it from my granny....must be very old...reading it after long time on this forum again.it reminded me of something...regards
     

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