Strange statement, isn’t it?
But listen carefully because it can make the difference of success and failure in your business and private life.
So, let me explain:
You might know that in India elephants are used for manual labor. But what to do with them when they are not working? How to restrain them?
Their handlers came up with the idea to “program” them while they are still very young – by setting self-imposed limits into their thinking.
How does it work? When the elephants are still small, weighing around 150 pounds, they get tied up with a very heavy rope. All day long, the elephants try to get rid of it, whine, tug at it and some of them even try to chew it. But they can’t break free.
Finally, the elephants give up and the fight is over. And now it’s getting interesting…
From this moment on, they strongly believe that there is absolutely no chance to get rid of the rope. They accept the “fact” that the rope limits them. And with this imprinted belief in place, their handlers are able to tie them with extremely small ropes!
Even as adults, weighing 8,000 pounds and more, they never attempt to break free because they “know” they have no chance at all!
As you can see, the elephants limits are not real, but exist only in their mind.
And also we are programmed with built-in-boundaries. They are also not real but exist only in our minds.
But with these imprinted belief systems, with these inner boundaries, we are unable…
* to live our lives to the fullest
* to be successful as we could be
* to set and reach higher goals
* to make 10 times more money as we do now
* to build a successful business
* to get the promotion and pay increase we always dreamed of
* to fulfill our true dreams and desires
But it doesn’t have to stay this way. Our negative belief systems don’t have to limit us for good. If you truly want to become successful and are not kidding yourself, you can change your inner belief system, your attitude, and your inner boundaries.
You always have the inner strength; the personal power to change everything in your life for the better. Just try!
So, never give up! Never act like an elephant!
– Thomas J. Stevens