elephant ropes, mental barriers, self-image, self-talk, the power within, you are enough, you are not your circumstances
FREE YOUR MIND!
When your thoughts are confined, you become blind to the power within you.
You are not your circumstances,
don’t let mental abuse stop you from reaching your full potential.
Tear down the emotional walls, FREE Your Mind!
The most dangerous prisons are built in the mind.
You are not a product of your environment, you are stronger than you think.
Success is 99% mindset; if you want to change your life, you have to change the way you think.
YOU ARE ENOUGH, but it will never be enough if you can’t see it in your mind.
AS A MAN THINKETH, so is he.
Never underestimate the power of habit, we are what we think daily.
They say one may never travel beyond one’s thoughts, are your thoughts guiding you towards where you wanna be?
Is emotional trauma reminiscent to the elephant and the rope analogy?
What’s holding you back? Is it fear? Is it a lack of hope? Tell me?
What kind of mental images are you painting? Tell me what you see?
–@StevieStreets #sonnet | FREE Your Mind
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 because 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.