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A self-imposed belief that may be limiting your progress

It’s monday again. A day a lot of people are happy to kick start a new week while others have a lazy start up. Some others just scream “I hate mondays!” Or any other phrases that clearly show their distaste for mondays. Truth is – monday ushers in a new working week and as much as we hate that we love mondays, we’ll have to get going. Be at work early, revive the pursuit of our goals or what ever it is we’re hoping to achieve. Life must go on right?

Have you thought It could just be a self-belief that is limiting your progress?

Ok Here’s a striking story :

As 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 can 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.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we have already assumed it cannot be done?

Think deeply about this and simply be the Best You Can Be.

Like a friend of mine would say “Live your Best Life Always!”

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  1. Dozzy says

    Thank you emekatalks you’ve been and stil u’re a source of inspiration to many. Nice piece

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