“If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford
Are you familiar with the way a circus elephant is trained?
When an elephant is small and weak, one leg is tied with a rope to a wooden stake.
Initially the elephant tries to break free but the rope is too strong and she is convinced that breaking free is impossible.
Years later when the baby elephant has grown to six or seven tonnes, despite her enormous strength, she is still easily constrained by a light rope and a thin wooden stake.
The elephant learns her limitations when she is small and weak, and remains convinced for the rest of her life that what was once true will always be true.
She remains imprisoned by her limiting beliefs when clearly she has the strength to pull that puny stake out of the ground and free herself at any moment.
Let’s think about that…
In what ways are you like a big, powerful elephant who is convinced you are weak and powerless?
Watch the above video to learn about the magic of changing your thinking.