Many years ago a gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, 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.
This can be true for us too, the belief that things just aren't possible in our lives is the only thing stopping us from achieving the things we want to achieve.
What do you believe isn't possible in your life? What would happen if you believed you could instead?
P.S If you are feeling stuck, here are 3 things to remember;
1, you can do something about you stuckness 2, even the smallest possible step is progress 3, It may feel hard or scary to get unstuck but nothing is worse than staying where you're not supposed to be