Baby Elephant Syndrome explains how baby elephants held in captivity are trained. The baby elephant is tied to a tree every night. Initially of course the baby elephant tries to break free of its constraints and it continues to do so over a period of time but after many failed attempts at breaking free it eventually gives up.
But here for me is the sad part… it stops trying from that moment on, as it completely gives up on its quest for freedom believing freedom is no longer possible ever, and therefore it never attempts to break free again for the rest of its life.
So even when the elephant is fully grown, and physically really strong so it could break free, it doesn’t even try, as in its mind it has conditioned itself to a belief of impossibility – so thinks what’s the point in even trying?
Basically, it limits its present abilities by the limitations from a past experience and to the elephant its limitation is set in stone.
The human condition and experience can be so similar to that of the baby elephant, except for the fact that I now believe that if we become aware and build on and use our emotional and positive intelligence within, we have the option to free ourselves from our past, at any time we can choose not to accept the false limitations of our past. They do not have to be set in stone so that our negative experiences confine and hinder us in our present and into our future. We can choose to learn from our past so it can serve us in some way.
Supporting this is a wonderful empowering quote from Napolean Hill “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”.
I’m glad I came to a time in my life when I chose to work on moving beyond the limitations of my past. My journey as a Personal Development and Mental Fitness Coach helped me achieve this path to self-worth, self-value, self-belief, I continue to work on this every day and it has brought with it a feeling of peace and inner freedom.
My passion is now helping clients with their self-enquiry and exploration of self, with a system of awareness and understanding, learning about limiting beliefs/assumptions, and their individual self-sabotage patterns of behaviours so they can rise above these to new insights, perspectives, options and choices which empowers them to be the best they can be, to realise their unique potential and to find inner freedom.
Mental fitness has changed my life.
Let’s start today to turn impossible into “I’m possible”
Believe in you
Believe in your inner personal power to let go and release
and believe in beginning your journey from the inside out so you can enhance your life experience, mental fitness can help you get there
Learn to love yourself enough to free yourself from the chains of negative past experiences.
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