Once 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.
Elephants are one of the huge and powerful creatures in this world. But still some elephants tied with small rope don’t try to break it. They can lift tons of weight and break trees. But they still try to break the rope, because there is a false believe in their mind they can’t break it.
Similarly we human beings possess infinite potential, abilities and skills. We have unmatching strength. We can do everything, all we have to do is believe in ourselves and break all the false beliefs that are in our mind.