The Elephant and its Rope



Long ago, a man was walking in the forest, who was astonished by seeing an elephant along with trainer. He just wondered, by the fact of these big creatures of the earth were being held by a small rope tied in their front legs. And there are no chains as well as no cages to tie or hold them. The giant animal can break the rope anytime, but they did not just for some reasons.

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He asked the trainer nearby the elephant, why these beautiful and magnificent animals stood as such and did not made any try to get away from the rope.” The trainer replied with a smile that when these elephants at their younger age, we often use this type of small rope to tie their legs as they strength is lesser than now.

Similarly when they grow up, they believe that they cannot break away the ropes anytime, and he added they still believe the rope is stronger enough to hold them, so they never try for it.

The man was really surprised and amazed on hearing the words of the trainer. The elephants can break their bonds and set free but they did not, just because they thought they could not break it and stuck there still.


Like these animals, many of us go through our life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, the simple fact is why because we failed at it once before in our past?

How many of us are being held back by old, outdated beliefs that no longer serve us? How many of us have avoided trying something new because of a limiting belief? How many of us being held back by someone else’s limiting beliefs?

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Moral 1:-

“Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve! Choose not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.”

Moral 2:-

“Failure is a part of learning. We should never give up the struggle in life. You Fail not because you are destined to fail, but because there are lessons which you need to learn as you move on with your life.”


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