What makes a great leader?
Or great leaders?
Massive drive, ambition, and a never ending desire.
Alexander the Great was one of the most driven men ever.
He only stopped when his men begged him to.
And he died soon after.
Maybe he was poisoned or killed.
Or maybe he lost the will to live.
Or maybe he was so exhausted after trying to conquer the earth an otherwise normal illness got him.
But up until his troops begged him to stop, they followed him.
George Washington and Napoleon were similar.
But you can’t be a fantastic general unless your troops are willing to follow you.
Maybe they all got lucky?
Maybe these leaders just happened to have the same interests as their troops?
Or perhaps they radiated a strong, very rare, very attractive sense authority.
So strong that when others talked about them, this “idea” about them added to the effect.
Legends in their own time.
Tales retold by their own men.
Retold with eyes of passion and admiration.
It’s very common to feel confusion about why other people to do things.
Say you are slowly getting together with somebody.
Then, out of “nowhere” they ghost you.
Is it REALLY out of nowhere?
We all have tons of biases.
Things that make us see things differently than they really are.
Things that make us see things they way we WANT to see them.
Imagine an unexpected ghosting situation.
Let’s say there’s a kajillion signals being sent back and forth.
But because you very much WANT them to like you as much as you like them, this alters your perception.
So you ONLY see the things that verify this hope.
And you MISS all the other signals.
Particularly the ones that were warning signs.
Signs that you were coming on too strong.
This is the problem with perceiving the world, and people in particular, through the lens of what you HOPE to see.
This when our ego messes us up.
We tend to see things that validate our ego.
The way we LIKE to think about ourselves.
Surprisingly, people really are pretty easy to predict and manage.
But only if you TURN OFF your ego.
At least in the short term.
Pay attention to their ego.
Find Their Why
Their inner drives.
So when you do lead them, you’ll be leading them places you KNOW they want to go.
Whether you are leading an army to conquer an enemy, or leading a future partner down the slippery slope of love.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.