25. February 2009

Mindset !

As my friend was passing by an 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 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.”

13 Comments

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1. Udaya 94.96.18.125 not found Wrote on 25. February 2009 at 10:59 pm

Obviously, rather than working for third country, why don’t we go back and do something in our home country.

Think first!!

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2. Nath Hem 94.96.18.125 not found Wrote on 25. February 2009 at 11:37 pm

nice article

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3. Chicago hospital From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 28. February 2009 at 2:49 am

So true, you have to keep trying no matter what. Regards!

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4. snocon From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 28. February 2009 at 5:27 am

good story. makes you wonder what ‘ropes’ we have in our mind.

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5. Stu @ Toronto Cataract Surgery From AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA) Wrote on 10. March 2009 at 7:37 am

Doesn’t work with kids though

My kids know damned well that they can break rules and get away with things they’d never have even tried a couple of years ago.

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6. Unity From PAKISTAN (PAKISTAN) Wrote on 16. September 2009 at 3:24 pm

Very entertaining post i like it and thank for back link.
Unity

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7. Water tanks From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote on 02. January 2010 at 1:41 pm

It is an interesting one…“YOUR ATTEMPT MAY FAIL, BUT NEVER FAIL TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT.” this is to be remembered…

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8. Wake Forest electricians From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote on 07. January 2010 at 7:04 pm

very inspirational post… only by making repeated attempts one can remove the ‘ropes’ from their mind.

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9. teen From RUSSIAN FEDERATION (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) Wrote on 23. February 2010 at 10:20 pm

Hello.
I love elephants very much! I wanna to have own elephant

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10. gecefilm.com 94.55.34.242 not found Wrote on 19. July 2010 at 3:11 pm

So true, you have to keep trying no matter what. Regards!

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11. Radii The Black Book From CHINA (CHINA) Wrote on 18. October 2010 at 3:02 pm

I gotta check it out in more details tonight. Secondbrain sounds very useful to me.

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12. D ave from inkreplace From UNITED KINGDOM (UNITED KINGDOM) Wrote on 12. February 2011 at 7:26 pm

Im a great believer that if you fall at the first hurdle just pick yourself up and dust yourself off an try again.

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13. Electrician Raleigh From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 31. August 2011 at 12:41 am

So true. If you fall down, get back up!

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