Control your mindset-control your outcome!

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Thoughtful Thursday…

As a man was walking and passed some 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, 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,” 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 couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
How many times have you avoided doing something because you’ve failed at it before? Because you fail at something or have a certain outcome at one point doesn’t mean you will consistently have that same outcome.

It comes down to your mindset.
Improve a little bit each day and never settle for the same outcome.
Your mindset is a constant, outcomes are not.

 

GET YOUR MIND RIGHT! It dictates your destiny!