There once was a man named Benjamin. He was passing by a group of circus elephants when something caught his eye. He was confused by the fact that these large creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. There were no chains, and there were no cages. It was clear that the elephants could break free at any time, but for some reason they did not.

Benjamin saw a trainer nearby, so he decided to ask why the elephants did not try to get away. The trainer simply replied, “Well, when the elephants are very young, we use the same size rope to tie them. At that point, the rope is large enough to hold them. Overtime, they are conditioned to believe that they can never get away. Although they continue to get bigger, the elephants maintain the mindset that the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

How many of us go through life in this same way? How many times have we given up on something, simply because we have failed at it once or twice before? Every single day, you should be getting stronger in all aspects of your life. Just because something didn’t work last year doesn’t mean that it won’t work today.

What have you given up on in life? Whatever it may be, I’m here to tell you that you should give it another try. Despite your current circumstances, NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!

Have a great rest of the week!