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Aleeza Zafar
Aleeza Zafar
Al Manara'at
Elephant And Rope
Published On Mar 12th 2011
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Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt.
As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge El 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 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.

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?

How many of us are being held back by old, outdated beliefs that no longer serve us? How many of us have avoided trying something new because of a limiting belief? Worse, how many of us are being held back by someone else's limiting beliefs?
Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve!
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Comments 34
manail This gives a very amazing message keep writing:) Manail
Sep 23rd 2016
manail How can it be amazing n lame at the sametime? Manail
Sep 23rd 2016
Irza UFFFF..........ALEEZAAAA YYAAAR!YOUR STORIES ARE.....WLL sooo good that its impossible to say BAD to your work !!!!! Irza
Nov 5th 2015
 яυмαιsα I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Naruto soooo much, gd 2 know that u watch it 2!!!!!!!!!:) яυмαιsα
Jun 20th 2013
 яυмαιsα AmaZing....................MARVELlous......................AwEsum....................ANd totally superb story and very very amaZING moral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! яυмαιsα
Jun 20th 2013
Gullasht Hi aleeza plz you like and comment on my story ant in the castle plz plz plz Gullasht
Mar 29th 2013
mahnoor Aleeza stunning story <3 <3 Mahnoor
May 29th 2012
xerac Ok.....:l Xerac
Mar 14th 2012
Dazzling Aaaww...curse me aleezay...wat hv i done...i shud hv seen b4 commenting...!!shhoorryyy...!!:(..its really embarrassing..!! Dazzling
Feb 14th 2012
Aleeza Jeeez zoha...i guess the ques was being asked to mee..:\ we didnt got any holiday nd yeah datz not my pic...Zoha was kinda gurl in the pic is atleast better :P...She ix my cuxin nd she mistakely answered ur ques..actually i tld her to ans u..she did so..but frm her acc..uurrghh..Sorry fr dat..!!neva mind..(= Aleeza
Feb 14th 2012
ayesha Wow amazng message Ayesha
Feb 12th 2012
Dazzling Well we ddnt get too..:(..Poor us(em includin u too..XP ) U dun really think i'll post my own em 16..!!Still em more good den dat!! Dazzling
Feb 12th 2012
Undesirable No. 1 Hey goOd msSagE......... Undesirable No. 1
Jan 23rd 2012
Muslim Is that really u in that pic!? and did u get prince Sultan (may Allah give him forgiveness) death-day off from school? im curious cuz we didnt get it in Jeddah! Muslim
Oct 31st 2011
Izza Whoa! Izza
Oct 8th 2011
Bint waseem I'm f9 too...i really enjoyed this eid!! Bint Waseem
Sep 19th 2011
Aleeza Saher im fine...pleased to be ur frnd..(-: Aleeza
Sep 14th 2011
Aleeza W/a..em good...enjoyed eid too..!!! wat bout u..? Aleeza
Sep 14th 2011
Bint waseem Asa aleeza ....h ru? h was ur eid???? Bint Waseem
Sep 10th 2011
Mohammmad Your Story is also good. Thanx for your comment!..... Mohammmad
Aug 27th 2011
saher Hello aleeza hru? im ur new frnd saher Saher
Aug 25th 2011
Aleeza NopE...i ddnt...!! Me tOo pleased to be ur frnd..:-) Aleeza
Aug 20th 2011
areeba Well done aleeza!!! Areeba
Aug 20th 2011
Abdur-Rahman Superb,one of the best I read at vshine.Did you get best story of the month?If you didn't I am suprised.Good to be your friend. Abdur-rahman
Aug 20th 2011
eisha Yeah me too! I wonder how many episodes there are? Eisha
Aug 8th 2011
Aleeza I hv already finished im on naruto shippuden....hv wtchd shippuden all episodx till now waitin evry thursdy for nxt episode..:) Aleeza
Aug 7th 2011
eisha Its nice that you watch Naruto too. do you watch Shippuden too,Aleeza Aafar??? Eisha
Aug 6th 2011
Momina AMAZING but LAME Momina
Jun 13th 2011
Momina AMAZING Momina
Jun 13th 2011
Aleeza great..wat bout u? Aleeza
Mar 25th 2011
Aleeza Thankoo...@all of yuh... Aleeza
Mar 25th 2011
rOcKiNgUrL mInA This story is awesome otherwise can u be my frnd becuz bint waseem is ur frnd she is my class fallow and best friend my real name is minahil Rockingurl Mina
Mar 19th 2011
Bint waseem Aleeza h r u? ur new pic iz gud...................the story iz also gud... Bint Waseem
Mar 15th 2011
Aleena Your story is a good one! Aleena
Mar 13th 2011

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