The Elephant and the Twig

The Elephant and the Twig

The Art of Positive Thinking

eBook - 2000
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In India they train obedience in young elephants (to stop them from escaping) by tying them to a huge immovable object, like a tree, when they are young. The tree is so large that no matter how hard the baby elephant pulls and tugs it cannot break free. This develops what is known as 'learned helplessness' in the creature. After trying so hard and for so long to break the hold it eventually believes that it cannot escape. Ultimately, as a fully-grown adult they can tie it to a twig and it won't escape, in fact it won't even try. Do you ever feel like this? That you are tied to an immovable object and can't break free? This book shows you that, when it comes down to it, what ties you and prevents you from realising your potential is only a 'twig'. Geoff Thompson, renowned martial artist and author of Watch my back, guides you through the process of breaking the negative thinking that binds us all and helps you to take the plunge and properly take on life.
Publisher: Chichester : Summersdale, c2000.
ISBN: 9781840241150
1840241152
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Art of positive thinking
Summary: In India they train obedience in young elephants (to stop them from escaping) by tying them to a huge immovable object, like a tree, when they are young. The tree is so large that no matter how hard the baby elephant pulls and tugs it cannot break free. This develops what is known as 'learned helplessness' in the creature. After trying so hard and for so long to break the hold it eventually believes that it cannot escape. Ultimately, as a fully-grown adult they can tie it to a twig and it won't escape, in fact it won't even try. Do you ever feel like this? That you are tied to an immovable object and can't break free? This book shows you that, when it comes down to it, what ties you and prevents you from realising your potential is only a 'twig'. Geoff Thompson, renowned martial artist and author of Watch my back, guides you through the process of breaking the negative thinking that binds us all and helps you to take the plunge and properly take on life.

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