A man was passing by some elephants. He noticed that these huge creatures were being held only by a small rope tied to their front leg. The elephants could easily break away from the rope but they did not even try.
The man saw an elephant trainer nearby and asked why they did not try to get away. The trainer replied, “When they are very young we use the same sized rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they start thinking 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 had the strength to easily break free from the tiny rope but since they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck. This belief held back the elephant from even trying to break free.
Are there any beliefs that hold us back like the elephant? Let us break free from such negative beliefs!