How Failures Can Tame The Shark in You

How Failures can tame the Shark in You
I hope you learn something valuable on this short story. The author of which is unknown.

During a research experiment a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank. As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions.

She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other. Again, the shark quickly attacked! This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off. Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail. Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition. Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.

This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks. Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.

The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack. The shark was trained to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.

What's your divider?
Sadly, the same fiberglass divider exists in life. It is something that keeps you distant from your goals and dreams. It could be in the form of excuses you make for not being able to achieve what you want in life, the failures you had for doing something, or the distractions around you that keep on telling you to do something later (which sometimes becomes never). 

The truth is that your fiberglass divider is more complex that what the scientist did on the shark. Because (1) you create your own divider between you and your goals, (2) it's hard to identify (and admit) what the divider in your life is (because it could be in so many forms) and (3) when opportunities come that could at least help you get past through it or completely remove it, you fail to see this and act accordingly. Either you're too tired to try again or worse, didn't even bother trying at all. You act like the shark on the experiment that even long after that fiberglass divider has been removed, it was fool and tired enough to believe that a barrier existed.

What's the divider that's been keeping you away from your dreams?

How long do you plan to keep it there?

Will you break free or live the rest of your life believing there was a divider that never existed?


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