An Inspirational Story in Hindi – Elephant and Rope
An Inspirational Story in Hindi:
Ek aadmi ek din aisi jagah se gujar raha tha jahan bahut sare haathee bandhe hue the. Achanak uski najar haathee ke pairon kee taraf gai aur vo yah dekh kar hairaan ho gaya ki itnaa badaa jaanvar sirf ek rassi se khunte se bandhaa hua tha. Jabki haathee chahe to ek jhatke se us rassi ko tod kar jaa
saktaa tha. Lekin kuchh to kaaran hoga ki haathee rassi tod kar jata nahin.
Usne haathee ke trainer se pucha ki bhai ye haathee sirf ek rassi se kaise bandhe rahte hain. Ise tod kar bhag kyun nahin jate?
Trainer ne javaab diya “dekho, jab ye haathee bahut chote the, tab se ham unhen itni hi moti rassi se baandhte aa rahe hain. Tab yah rassi todna unki taakat ke baahar tha. Jaise jais ye haathee bade hote hain unki taakat to badhti hai kintu unke man mein yah baat baith chuki hoti hai ki ham is rassi ko tod nahin sakte. Isliye vo is rassi se bandhe rahte hain aur kahin nahin jate.”
Yah sun kar vah vyakti avaak rah gaya.
Moral of Inspirational Story:
Isi tarah ham bhi apne man ki, apne soch ki seemaon se bandhe rahte hain aur unhen tod kar unnati ke path par aage nahin badh pate. Hamare man ki seemit soch hi hamara rasta rok leti hai.
An Inspirational Story in English:
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.