The Elephant Story

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?
Moral:Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt & choose not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.

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6 Responses to The Elephant Story

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  2. Gowhar May 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM #

    This is practical lesson………..I will share with my friends……………lesson learned.

  3. nacira October 20, 2011 at 7:53 PM #

    thanks a lot Sara , amazing story

  4. Nour January 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM #

    very motivating indeed!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you!!

  5. saidani January 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM #

    Your story dear Sara tied me up to your choice and forced me like sheriff to comment
    thanks for sharing

  6. sheriff January 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM #

    And this is a great one
    You forced me to write a comment
    Best of luck