Don’t Be As Dumb As An Elephant

We are capable of reaching unlimited heights. In this world lies a vast variety of opportunities and possibilities. They are out there to those who have awareness of them. Lets take a look at a very interesting situation that could open a deeper understanding of the power of perception and how it becomes a point of reality. Lets take a baby elephant as an example:

A baby elephant is trained at birth to be confined to a very small space. Its trainer will tie its leg with rope to a wooden post planted deep in the ground. This confines the baby elephant to an area determined by the length of the rope- the elephants comfort zone. Though the baby elephant will initially try to break the rope, the rope is too strong, and so the baby elephant learns that it can’t break the rope. It learns that it has to stay in the same area defined by the length of the rope.

When the elephant grows up into a 5-ton colossus that could easily break the same rope, it doesn’t even try because it learned as a baby that it couldn’t break the rope. In this way, the largest elephant can be defined by the puniest little rope.

Perhaps this also describes you – still trapped in a comfort zone by something as puny and weak as the small rope that controls the elephant, except your rope is made up of the limiting beliefs and images that you received and took on when you were young. If this describes you, the good news is that you can change your comfort zone. How? These are 3 different ways:

  1. You can use affirmations and self-talk to affirm already having what you want, doing what you want, and being the way you want.
  2. You can create powerful and compelling new internal images of having done, and being what you want.
  3. You can simply change your behavior.

All three of these approaches will shift you out of your old comfort zone. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

featured image – Flickr / nilsrinaldi

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