What you believe and feel as an adult is largely from what you experienced as a child. Past experiences can significantly influence future results, especially confidence and processing positive and negative thought patterns.
Belief systems are a form of labeling and create development barriers, limiting the brain to expand beyond the familiar. Self belief is a very important mentality and can help or hinder a child’s development and life.
To help you and your child take charge of the roller-coaster of emotions you need to help them believe they can succeed and go beyond what they think.
Just as what you currently believe is not real, it’s the culmination of past labels, judgements and experiences that create ‘learned helplessness’, the same is true for your child.
Here’s why it’s said the elephant never forgets…
The story goes… a young elephant living in captivity is tied to a tree with a strong rope or a chain. Instinctively it tries everything to break free but isn’t strong enough and finally gives up struggling. It tried and failed many times and will never try again. When the elephant is fully grown, it’ll be tied to a small tree with a thin rope. It could simply free itself, but its mind has been conditioned by the past and doesn’t even try. The huge elephant carries the limitations of the past.
“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind” ~ Napoleon Hill