This story was shared by my friend Brit on a very special team call last month. It is a great reminder to always 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 in yourself and in the dreams that you’ve set out to conquer.
Your belief is the most important thing.
“A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.
As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied;
“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 only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.”
𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮: 𝙉𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠, 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚. 𝘽𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩.