As a man was passing through the Elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by small ropes tied to their front legs. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the Elephants could at any time break from their bounds, but for no reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer near by and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well”, the trainer said, “when they were young and very small, we used the same size rope to tie them and at that age, It was enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe that they cannot break loose. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try break free”. The man was amazed. The animals could at any time break free from their bounds but because they believed they could not, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life, hanging onto believes that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once, twice or even thrice before. Failure is part of learning, we should never give up the struggle in life.
Determine to excel, take that step again, give yourself a second chance. And you shall surely make it through.
Don’t let no “rope” keep you from achieving your goals. Cut that thread that looks like a huge chain and be Free.