This is a very interesting story about elephants. It can be quite confusing when you think of a massive huge creature like an elephant can be held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It is obvious that the an elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they are tied to at any time, but they do not.
When an elephant is young and much smaller and weighs approximately 200 pounds, its securely tied with a heavy-duty rope. The elephant tries to break through its limitation. It whines, tugs and tries to chew through the rope, but it is unable to break free.
Finally, the elephant gives up its will, and accepts it's circumstances. It's spirit is broken. 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 elephant believes there is absolutely no chance to free itself and overcome it's "limitation." This is recognized as a "defining moment." A defining moment is the exact moment a "Mindset," a belief that alters their life. They accept this "Mindset" as "truth," regardless if it is true or not. Because the brain accepts repetition of thought and deduction as "the truth," the rope reigns sovereign in its mind .
With this "mindset" the elephant's is permanently dis-empower. This animal could at any time break free from it's bonds but because it believed it couldn't, it is stuck right where it is.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a "Mindset," that dictates what you can and cannot do, simply because of fear and what was told to you at a young age?
We must not act like an elephant. We must BREAKTHROUGH the confining ropes in the mind. When you're faced with change, change your perspective. When you're overwhelmed with something new; change your view. Use affirmations, to eradicate limitations and nothing will be impossible for you!
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.