During a research experiment; a shark was placed in a large tank of water and then some small fishes were released into that tank. Within a short period of time, the shark ate up all the fishes. Then a strong piece of fibreglass was inserted into the tank which created a division between the shark and the fishes. The shark went straight into the fibreglass divider and that it cannot get through it.
Shark tried this several times; again and again and again until it became tired and meanwhile the fishes on the other side of the divider carried on peacefully.
After about an hour the shark finally gave up. This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks and it was found that the shark became less aggressive every single time it couldn’t get past the fibreglass. After a few days the fibreglass was removed and to the researcher’s amazement, the Sharks still did not attack the small fish. The Shark had been framed by habit that a fibreglass divider was there and that it would bounce off it if it went for the fishes. Therefore the shark didn’t even consider attacking the fishes and the fishes lived peacefully.
Just like the shark many of us also experience setbacks and failures in our everyday life and eventually, we get tired because we don’t get any results. We stop trying like the shark because of our belief that since we’ve been unsuccessful in the past; we cannot be successful now.
We continue to see a barrier in our head that separates us even though there is no real barrier between where we are and where we want to go.
Someone has rightly said that the master has failed more times than the student has ever tried.