Failure is not forever
(Based on a tamil post imn KM s time line. Posted by Sridar Nambi Thanks to him)
I had visited a yard where elephants ,
Are maintained by human beings like us ,
And I found that only a thin rope was,
Used to tie the elephant to the posts.
Wondering why they are not easily,
Breaking the rope and running away ,
I asked the person in charge my doubt,
He smiled and showed me some elephant calves.
I noted that they were also tied by the same,
Type of rope and being small , they would never,
Be able to break the rope and run away ,
And I was told , “They have tried but failed”
When these calves grow up we still tie,
Them with the same rope but since ,
The one time failure is well within their mind,
They feel they cannot and never try to be free.
If like those elephant calves, once we fail,
We think that we would always fail and never ever try,
We would never ever be able to that again,
Teaching us with no confidence we would always fail.