• Brandon Michael Barron

The Elephant and The Rope

As my friend 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 the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.


“Well,” he said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size of 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.”


My friend 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.


How many times have you felt stuck in life? Like you know you needed to get out of a situation or place, and you just felt trapped? This happens to us all, and you may have it in your head that nothing can change your situation, that you are helpless to the circumstances that are surrounding you, or that you are a victim of the "It's" this is dangerous thinking because it limits your potential so much. You are an elephant who thinks you are a donkey. So often, we are held back by old, limiting beliefs that are outdated and no longer serving us. As a franchisee, recognize that you are the elephant and stop believing you are the donkey. You've already taken the steps to grow to your potential, now sieze this opportunity. A Roofing Franchise has a system in place to allow you to become an elephant. Break the chains metaphorically and get whats yours.

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