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The Elephant Rope

Question asked by PraveenKumar Purushothaman in #Coffee Room on Feb 16, 2012
PraveenKumar Purushothaman
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The Elephant Rope
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As a man was passing the elephants, 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 their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer 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.”

The man 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?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life. Posted in: #Coffee Room
Dancer_Engineer
Dancer_Engineer · Feb 16, 2012
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Failures are the stepping stones to Success! 👍
Mistakes are the secrets of Success! 😉
PraveenKumar Purushothaman
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Dancer_Engineer
Failures are the stepping stones to Success! 👍
Mistakes are the secrets of Success! 😉
Boys song! 😛
Dancer_Engineer
Dancer_Engineer · Feb 16, 2012
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Praveen-Kumar
Boys song! 😛
Yesh! 😁
Only the second sentence though. 😛
PraveenKumar Purushothaman
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Dancer_Engineer
Yesh! 😁
Only the second sentence though. 😛
Rightu! 😀

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