There was a madman who was convinced that he was tied to the trunk of a tree with a chain. He’d only go so far from the tree and stop. He’d claim the chain, tied to his ankle, would let him go no farther. He’d go round and round the tree but insisted he couldn’t walk far from the tree. If you told him there was no chain, he wouldn’t listen. The villagers called him a madman.
Isn’t that the way most of us live our lives? Are we not all chained to an invisible tree in the middle of our comfort zone? We can go only so far from what we believe we’re capable of achieving, and we retreat back into the zone. So, it’s the same madness, except we all agree not to call each other mad.
Teacher: Do you know who grows and expands and achieves more today than he did the day before?
Student: The person who’s crazy enough to break the invisible chain of limiting beliefs that we all secretly agree exists in our lives?
Teacher: Yes, and I hope you all go crazy!