I got a similar story in an email over year ago...stumbled it again and felt I need to share it...
One guy was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a rope tied to their legs. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.
Darren L. Johnson is correct: "We all talk to ourselves. A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves, which helps to shape our attitude and mindset."
It doesn't stop there, God always talks to us directly, through others and through His Word. We must learn to be still so we can hear Him and learn to live by every word that proceeds out of His mouth while pulling down every thought that wants us to disregard God and His plans for us. With God, we can do all things - don't let your past take strength from your present or rob you of tomorrow's successes. Your past is past...your future is greater than the sum total of your past and present - say that to yourself, believe it & live up to it!