Elephant Story !!!


Can’t you break the chain?

 

As I was passing the elephants, I 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.

 

I saw a trainer near by and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

 

“Well,” he 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.”

 

 I 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.

 

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

 

Moral:

 

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

 

If we have failed once, it doesn’t mean we can never do it again.

 

We need to try again & again if we have to success!!

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

 

Be Confident !!!


Power of Self Confidence!!!

A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him.   “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.  After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”  He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!  “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the un-cashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again. Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the un- cashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller. ” And she led the old man away by the arm. The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

A caterpillar turns into a butterfly. If a mindless insect can do it, why couldn’t we?

Cheers,

SRK