Hope Rope - MondayMuse(7 Nov’11)
- MONDAY MUSE (7 November 2011)
are often held, in their enclosure, by only a small rope tied to their leg. No
chains, no cages. Obviously the elephant can, at anytime, break away from the
bond but it does not. Actually, when they are young and much smaller, the
trainer uses the same size rope to tie the elephants. 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
The animals can at any time break free from their bonds but because
they believe they can’t, they remain stuck right where they were. Like the
elephants, we too get held back by overpowering bonds of initial conditioning.
We go through life hanging onto a negative belief that we cannot do something,
simply because we failed at it once before...
Initial failure often tends to weigh heavy on our belief systems
and prevents us from recognising our own potential. But we need to be better at
not allowing failure to blur our attitude towards our own aptitude. After all,
failure is a part of learning and growth; it cannot become flimsy reason to be
held back in life... the conditioning
rope has to be undone by holding on to hope inspired committed attempts to
transform the situation!
Do not allow failure to hold back
BETTER at escaping the conditioning rope!
- Pravin K. Sabnis
SABNIS conducts UNLEARNING UNLIMITED workshops for corporate & other teams.
Since 2004, he regularly writes MONDAY MUSE. Earlier it was inspired by JCI-India’s
National President’s theme: Touch To Transform (2004), We Are The Future
(2005), Speak Through Action (2006), Develop New Dimensions (2007). Since 2008,
MONDAY MUSE revolves around the JCI theme – BE BETTER.
---- Pravin K. Sabnis
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