The chained Elephants -: Motivational Story

As my friend was passing by 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?

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt

CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.



9 Responses to The chained Elephants -: Motivational Story

  1. Zafar Iqbal September 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM #

    The moral is good.

    But the fact is not! An elephant is too smart an animal to be fooled like this.

  2. mustafa August 27, 2011 at 2:59 PM #

    we really need to be like the elephants as we never think we will succeed but we can

    • Ali August 27, 2011 at 7:08 PM #

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      • mustafa September 13, 2011 at 9:50 AM #

        hey i never use FB (religious issues)

  3. Amr nawar June 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM #

    Life is like a box so,to be ordinary you must keep inside the box & to be special & genius you keep out of the box.

  4. Amr nawar June 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM #

    Life is like a box so,to be ordinary you must keep inside the box & to be special & genius you keep out of the box.

  5. Afroo0oo May 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

    yeah that is my idea, I keep saying to my sister we should try again & again
    and that is which our religion learned us
    thanks alot

  6. Haider Ali786 May 21, 2011 at 6:23 AM #

     That’s an amazing truly story for those and a lot in our country specially in Pakistan people who believe that they can’t do anything they are little people can’t fight with richer and don’t have faith in Allah just like that animal they are chained if a man want to do anything he can do anything without any help just he had to believe that I can do it then no one can stop him except God.
    A’uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim
    I seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan

    Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
    In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    ‘Al-Hamdu lillahi Rabbil-‘Aalamin (1:1)
    Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds,(1:1)

    ‘Ar-Rahmaanir-Rahiim (1:2)
    The Beneficent, the Merciful.(1:2)

    Maaliki Yawmid-Diin; (1:3)
    Owner of the Day of Judgement.(1:3)

    ‘Iyyaaka na’-budu wa ‘iyyaaka nasta-‘iin.(1:4)
    Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (1:4)

    ‘Ihdinas-Siraatal-Mustaqiim- (1:5)
    Show us the straight path,(1:5)

    Siraatal-laziina ‘an-‘amta ‘alay him- (1:6)
    The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; (1:6)

    Gayril-magzuubi ‘alay him wa laz-zaaalliin. (1:7)
    Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. (1:7)

  7. Goldypearl May 20, 2011 at 7:39 PM #

     this is real, people around us always tell ” this is impossible, no one can do this” whenever we want to try or do something new, so one must never listen to such people and always believe first in God and then in the abilities and mind that he gave him.