Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Elephant Rope

The Elephant Rope
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.

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.''
~Dale Carnegie~

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I love myself no matter what.
I'm proud of all I have accomplished.
Each decision I make creates new opportunities.
I am deserving all the good things in my life.
I am my own unique self - special, creative and wonderful

For positive affirmations to work you first have to create a new habit of consistently practicing your daily positive affirmations.An affirmation is a statement that you make to yourself.
Our self-talk, the things we say to ourself, is very important because it directly effects our conscious and subconscious mind. We listen to everything we say to ourself.You need to be aware of what you tell yourself.
''Be conscious of your thoughts, be persistent and don't give up on yourself.”

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~


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