Школа Английского Языка BeEnglish

Интересные истории и рассказы на английском языке

 www.BeEnglish.ru
ГЛАВНАЯ
 
The Elephant Rope
Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans
Everyone Has a Story in Life
Shake off Your Problems
A Dish of Ice Cream
Kentucky Fried Chicken
The Obstacle in our Path
Value
A Very Special Bank Account
Unstoppable
Winning the Battle
The Weight Was Wrong
The Dean Schooled Them

The Right Place

On God’s Time
The important things in life
 
 
 
 


Лучший сайт для самостоятельного изучения английского языка LinguaLeo.ru

 

Inspiring Stories

The Elephant Rope

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 anytime, 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,” 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.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

 

 www.beenglish.ru