Over the years, many people have developed a thinking pattern, which eventually caged their lives forever. If you develop a contrary opinion to what has become a norm in your life and you decide to pursue a new opinion with unfailing heart, definitely you will break into limelight.
A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he observed that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs. As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape from the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all. Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape. The trainer replied; “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 only reason the elephants are not breaking free and escaping from the camp is that over time they have adopted the belief that it is just not possible. The action of an elephant not to break free from the rope can be likened to DECEPTION OF MINDSET!
The deception of mindset is the act or instance of deceiving oneself or the state of being deceived by oneself especially concerning one’s true nature, feelings, capacity, ability etc. Deception of mindset has to do with the process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of contrary. It involves convincing oneself of a truth, though it may not be the whole truth, so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.
That is the true picture of many of us. We have conditioned our mindsets to believe what is not true to be true. Over the years, many people have developed a thinking pattern, which eventually caged their lives forever. Many people believe that because of their background they will never become great in their lifetime. Coming out from the dunghill to wine and dine with kings and princes has become a mere dream for some people because of the deception of mindset.
A beggar will remain beggar for his lifetime because of his mindset. A poor man will remain poor for his lifetime because of his mindset. If you develop a contrary opinion to what has become a norm in your life and you decide to pursue a new opinion with unfailing heart, definitely you will break into limelight. If you are willing to accept what life has been throwing at you, you will definitely end up as an elephant with a robe on its leg. If you think you cannot succeed in life because of the present failure in all your attempts to breakthrough, you will remain failure for your lifetime. Whatever rules over your thought is what rules over your life. Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so. If you do not want to remain like an elephant tie down with a rope, stop any thinking pattern that creates impossibility because what you cannot do has not been created. You must learn a new way to think before you can stop the prevailing thinking pattern. Stop the deception of your thought. Stop limiting yourself.