Don't Act Like An Elephant!
~ By Fran Briggs
In India, elephants are used for manual labor.
When an elephant is small and weighs approximately 200 pounds, it is
securely tied with a heavy rope. In between "jobs," the elephant tries
to break through this limitation. The calf whines, tugs, and even
tries to chew through the rope, but it is unable to break free.
Finally, the elephant gives up its will and he accepts his
circumstances. His spirit is broken...but not the rope.
The elephant believes there is absolutely no chance to free himself
and overcome his "limitation." This is recognized as a "defining
moment." A defining moment is the exact moment one adopts/accepts a
new belief that drastically alters their life. They accept this "new
belief" as a "truth," regardless if it is true or not! Because the
brain accepts repetition of thought and deduction as "the truth," the
rope reigns sovereign not only in the calf's immediate environment,
but in his mind as well.
With this "belief" deeply embedded in the elephant's mind, his handler
came up with an ingenious idea to permanently disempower him. He
realized all that was necessary was to tie the four-ton animal up with
extremely small ropes, and he would remain tied. You see in the
elephant's mind, any size rope would keep him securely confined.
Donít act like an elephant. Size up and break through the confining
ropes in your mind. When you're faced with change, change your
perspective. When you're overwhelmed with something new; change your
view. Use affirmations, to eradicate limitations and nothing-and I
mean nothing-will be impossible for you!
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