As a man was passing by the elephants in a zoo, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, 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. The 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 could not, they were stuck right where they were.
Now, how can we relate this example with our life today? Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do anything.
Let it be put this way: This belief can be in terms of anything in your life, it can be your relationships, your school, your career, your ambitions or anything. When you are not having a healthy relationship and you think, “Hey! that is it, I can’t do anything to make it work now”, trust me, no one is wrong there but only you, you have already lost that battle where you could try and improve your life, and make it work.
In your school, if you have dropped a course or failed at math, it is just because you never tried your best there, you were hanging on to the belief that you can’t do it. And if I talk about your career and your success, whenever you think of new ideas in your life, you hear these voices at the back of your mind telling you that you cannot do it or you are not capable enough of doing it.
In all this, whenever you think you can’t do it, it is because your mind is lying to you; You are just like that elephant, who does not know its true strength and potential. Everyone in this world can do anything if they start believing in themselves. Bill Gates won’t have been the richest person on earth if he never believed in himself; He believed it before he became it.
This is called Delusion, it is just like a disease, that makes us ill and like every other illness, it makes us lose our hope, faith, and energy and makes us feel weak about ourselves. We begin to give up on the ideas-that are in our mind, the motivation, and the willingness to work for our dreams. We start underestimating our self. It is not just you but everyone in this world suffers from this illness at least once in their lifetime, some get through it and some still don’t know what their potential is. And if you want to get out of this Delusion, you must remain strong throughout, trust yourself and keep reminding yourself of your abilities.
Now it is up to you, do u want to live your life in a lie, which would make you afraid of taking any initiatives in your life or do you want to follow your ideas and dreams and at least give it a shot by thinking that you can do it.
At the end if you still cannot tell this to yourself then let me tell this to you, YOUR ARE AWESOME, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING and YOUR ARE THE BEST!
Watch the full video on “Delusion”, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU0PXcKEWuU&t=13s