Do not allow your past failures to hold you back from realizing your fullest potential.  For many, when tough times come, they do not know how to overcome them, so they simply just give up.  This is a very damaging mindset to have.  Unfortunately, a lot of those who give up do so because they feel as if the deck is stacked against them.  They feel it is not their fault that they did not reach their goals and that someone else is to blame.  Sure, there may have been factors that led to their defeat, but conceding to these obstacles and “throwing in the towel” is their own fault.  They have been tied to this failure long enough; it is time to break free!

“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 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. ‘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.”

If you are someone who is feeling that you have not unleashed your fullest potential because of your circumstances, your time is now.  Take full responsibility and ownership of your future.

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