What is the current narrative that is shaping our lives?
A story is told about a gentleman who was walking through an elephant camp, spotted that the elephants were not being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs. As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants did not just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead they did not try to escape at all. The man was curious and wanted to know the answer to this he asked the trainer close to him as to why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape. The trainer replied, “When the elephants are very young and smaller in size we use the same size rope to tie them, at that age it is enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe that they cannot break away, they believe the rope can still hold them and so they never try to break free.”
A look at the story one can note how the mental condition and beliefs natured from a young age limited the elephants into moving out of the camp. It is apparent that the elephants were not breaking free and making efforts to escape from the camp because with time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible. In such a situation where the elephants had the strength, power and capability to break free from the camp it took just one small rope to hold the biggest animal back. It all stemmed from the mindset that was engrained in the elephants at an early age, these at first in a bid to protect them later on became harmful as they hindered them preventing them from their freedom. The small rope was holding the elephants back, to a point that the camp became a comfort zone where they felt that all their possibilities had been realised in the camp hence no effort to break free from the camp was made.
In our current world we have adopted so many beliefs that have been passed on to us since childhood, we have grown up with and have become our reality. In the current state of affairs people are lamenting about the way things are in different facets of life and these point to the fact that change is happening around us we ought to choose how to respond to it. The current conversations that people have focus much on the reason why things are going wrong and less to do with the coming up of effective solutions What is missing is a shift from what we believed in, to a new perspective that allows us to overcome the hurdles that have been placed in our way. It is critical to shift our focus, energy and purpose in life Human beings have been gifted with the ability to adapt to change yet in most cases individuals are resistant to change.
Take a minute look at the way you are living your life currently is it based on your hopes or your fears. In so many times we have settled for less because it has become normal for it to be so in our lives it is critical that we shift from that space. In the time that we have been afforded in life it all lies with us on whether we will continue being second rate versions of individuals who never dared to dream. It is our choice to languish in a space of mediocrity or we move into the place of growth discovering our capabilities. Each day is a chance for us to shift our lives into better spaces. Never be comfortable by finding comfort in the comfort zone it is a key aspect if we are to realise some growth in life.
A shift in the narrative is key if we are to realise progress in life, the book came to fruition upon the discovery of a shift that happened in and ignited a fire that gave birth to this writing. Life discoveries begin when one realises that they ought to shift their energy, their minds, and their focus and take the right action to move in the right direction. It is critical in the rewriting of a new narrative and the ushering in of a new chapter at hand. Dreams come into life if we take action towards achieving them, it is critical to get to a point where we thrive to make our lives remarkable by making our existence worthwhile. “ If one advances confidently in the direction in the direction of his dreams and endeavours to live the life he has imagined , he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” Unknown. It is critical to have the resolve to advance in that path that has the greatest treasures that we are searching for.
The time has come for us to remove the certain boulders that have been placed in our way it behind them that lies our true treasure. Life will present us with different situations, it is our duty to decide how we will overcome these situations that come our way and the lessons that we derive from the experiences. In a society that has given us so many reasons why certain things can never be done, let us make a shift and usher in a new phase that will allow to have dreams that bring out the best in us. Now is the time to reformat our minds by removing the limiting beliefs that have made us be comfortable in the different spaces that we are in. It all becomes a choice whether to remain as we are or to remove the blinkers that have been placed in our faces.
Change in our lives can only happen if we take the steps to look beyond that which is said to be the ceiling and start building right from there. The only limitations that are in existence are the ones which we have set for ourselves, take that step towards a new phase in life. In a world that has given us so many beliefs and reasons why certain things can never be done why not present the answers as to why they can be done. A shift is needed to realise our growth, capability and potential these can be discovered once we aim to bring the answers to the beliefs that society has held for some time. It all emanates from the mindset, belief and perspective that we uphold all these contribute to whether we will make the much needed shift in our lives and rewrite the narrative that has been prevailing for a time.
The time for us to change our narrative is now, this moment, this minute, this day, this month and this year. A lot of times we have existed here on earth instead of us having fulfilling lives by limiting ourselves in the quest of our dreams and it is imperative to bear in mind that what appears to be the limit is just but an extension of the foundation. The path to our dreams requires a resolve to win, with nothing in mind but a desire to conquer and above all faith that everything will fall into place. It is time to break out of the spaces that have been holding us back. At the end of every story comes a conclusion to everything, allow me to end this one with a question. What’s next? In your life will you continue in the path you were or you will go the extra mile to start on a new journey? The most effective action that one can take is to take control of their destiny, individuals that decide to think different and be the difference. It is imperative to realise that we have one shot in life, a day comes only once and it can only be lived one time.
Shift the narrative, move into the unknown, think different and be the difference.