Let’s look at the rope as failures, the baby elephant is conditioned to believe that the first try wasn’t good enough and so they didn’t try ever again. Even when the elephant is an adult, bigger than you or I, it still won’t try. If we are completely honest with ourselves, we have all been a baby elephant at some point, maybe even as recently as today.
As a society, this fear of failure is through lack of confidence and comparing yourself to others (submitting to ‘perfect’). Compare and learn yes, but do not compare and degrade yourself with negative self-talk. People need to be aware and understand that we all have different capabilities at different times and if you truly want something, you will make it happen, even after many ‘failures.’ Forget about Dumbo up the road flying round, sure he has big ears.
Do not limit yourself to the small world of the baby elephant. Look yourself in the mirror and if ‘resilience’ is in sight, then you will do more than break a rope. With each tug of that rope you are getting stronger, with each failed attempt you are getting more resilient. Consider going to the gym, after each lift, your body is adapting and getting stronger. You don’t lift a personal best today after trying, but you go back to basics, come back a week later and get a personal best then. It is a cycle of resilience, a process. Building yourself up for better. Mentally and physically.
We should never want to give up at the first attempt, nor should we expect anyone else, in particular children. We need to build this mentality into every aspect of our lives, share it and preach it to others. Society needs it. We want people never to give up in the struggles of life. With every attempt, there is growth, with every ounce of growth, there is power.
We all get bigger and stronger after every fail. We rise.
You can do anything you set your mind too.
With persistent effort, you will snap that rope and more.
Persistence beats resistance.
Keep chasing. Keep being better.