I love to revisit this analogy from time to time. As I get older, it continues to offer me new and deeper insights each time I come back to it.
You've probably heard it before, how it's said they train elephants in India. The process is to train elephants from a very early age by tying one end of a heavy rope or chain around one of its hind legs, and the other end of the rope or chain to a tree or stake planted deep in the ground. At first the young elephant, with its youthful and spirited exuberance, wants to run free and far, but finds that it is only able to go so far because of the rope. The elephant struggles with the heavy rope for a time, trying to get loose, but doesn't succeed and eventually gives up and gives in. When the elephant grows much bigger, it holds on to the memory that it cannot break free from the tether, and its masters are able to keep the full grown elephant bound by a string it could easily snap.
What strings are keeping you tethered and bound to living a small life?
How many beliefs have been instilled in you over your lifetime that make you think "It just cannot be done"?
Seriously contemplating this question is the start of snapping the strings. We have to first be aware of the strings before we can clip them; otherwise we are like puppets dangling in the winds of life.
The negative beliefs we have that we do not see, the ones that fly under the radar and craftily sabotage our desires and sour our vision, the ones that convince us we KNOW what's not possible, are the most insidious. They invisibly wreak uncontested havoc in our lives while never even being detected, let alone suspected and/or rejected.
Although we all enter this world infant-sized, we are not born to be small. You are only limited (or tethered) by your beliefs and your imagination, as am I. It's time to snap the strings and snap out of the spell that holds us back. Don't make the world wait any longer. We need you!
Cheers to your success!
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