In the book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" by T. Harv Eker there is a neat story which goes like this:
There was a man who is walking along a cliff and all of a sudden loses his balance, slips and falls off. Fortunately, he has the presence of mind to grab on to the ledge, and he's hanging there for dear life. He hangs and hangs and finally yells out, "Is there anybody up there who can help me?" There's no answer. He keeps calling and calling, "Is there any body up there who can help me?" Finally this big bellowing voice calls back, "This is God. I can help you. Just let go and trust." Next thing you hear: "Is there anybody else up there who can help me?"
Lesson of the story according to T. Harv Eker is that if you want to move to a higher level of life, you have to be willing to let go of some of your old ways of thinking. I would take it a step farther and add that if you believe that there is only one way to accomplish something, you miss out on other options or routes. If you believe the only way to survive is to climb up or have someone pull you up from the top you miss other opportunities such as an exhilarating dive into the water below.
Sarah Bran de Leonwww.calmwatershypnosis.com