The Belief

The Belief

The Belief

By Deshna Mohanty

Ever seen the tiny rope tied onto an elephant's leg? It is usually a rope or a chain, which keeps the elephant from running off. But, it is something that the elephant can easily get rid off, with just one pull, but still, we see most elephants kept guarded by just one single piece of rope.

A well-known keeper of the elephants gave an explanation behind this. When elephants are young, they are extremely playful and mischievous. So to keep them from causing harm to themselves or others, they are tied by a small rope which is enough for holding on the baby elephants at one place.

They try to get rid of it, but the rope or chain is strong enough not to let them a breakthrough. As they grow up, they are continued to be tied by the same rope or chain. By then, they already are accustomed to believe that they can't break free. Hence, they don't even try. But everybody, other than the elephants themselves, knows that it is no great task for the elephant to break free. It's a matter of just one pull. The elephant is mighty, but not until it realises this on its own.

The same concept can be applied in our lives too. We are held back by a lot of things - people, situations etc. This causes a long term effect on us, thus not letting us break free and preventing us from truly using our calibre. We are accustomed to believing that we truly cannot achieve something, that we are otherwise very capable of. But sometimes, it is all about that one pull. That one pulls, and we can break free from the burden. That one pulls, and we are closer to achieving what we are actually capable of. That one pulls, and we know what our worth is!

So, take that pull. You will either successfully achieve what you want to, or you will know that it is not your cup of tea.