Have you heard of the Elephant Rope story?
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?
What dream or goal have you given up on because you failed at it previously? What limiting belief do you need to change so that you can live your absolute best life?
You are NOT defined by your past mistakes - so why not start working on changing that belief TODAY. I believe you have something great inside of you that the world is waiting to experience. Stop keeping us waiting!
Remember, every mistake we make is a learning experience. Our past mistakes are meant to guide us - not define us.
Enjoy your week!