It’s called Mindset!!

As my friend 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 the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby 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.” My friend 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? So make an attempt to grow further…. Why shouldn’t we try it again?


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7 Responses to It’s called Mindset!!

  1. muaawia April 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM #

    Happened to me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I bowled 9 wides in an over and then i quit bowling for ever in cricket

  2. Zeeshan April 6, 2010 at 2:20 PM #

    i like reading jokes and informative stories on this site , MashaAllah they are very good.

  3. Amuwa Ogbimi March 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM #

    Continue the good story, is encouraging

  4. Amuwa Ogbimi March 26, 2010 at 3:24 PM #

    Some people feel that all hope is lost because of pass experince, it is not so, make another attempt and you will see that you will have break through, no matter how many times you have fail keep on pressing, you will definately suceed

  5. JAFF March 24, 2010 at 2:04 PM #

    keep it up sara doing an excellent job

    repeat the lesson repeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat

  6. Salahudheen March 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM #

    Me too like it very much
    great lessons through fun

  7. maali March 21, 2010 at 1:15 PM #

    hey , i like you’r site alot , and i like the lessons lurking behind every story
    keep on the good job