The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the Elephant , 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 chains . 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 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 . A short motivational and short epic story ………..

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