Plenty of movies use chess metaphors.
To the extent they can use the chess metaphors that foreshadow the outcome of the movie, all the better.
One in particular was “The Last Castle” with Robert Redford and James Gandolfini.
Redford was the good guy.
Gandolfini (the guy who played Tony Soprano) was the bad guy.
Redford was a general sentenced to prison.
Gandolfini was the warden.
The whole movie was filled with chess references.
In one early scene, Redford was playing chess with another prisoner.
Redford stopped playing, and the other guy wondered why.
Redford said, “I’ve got you in five moves, you just don’t see it.”
The whole movie was a battle of wills, prisoner vs. warden.
All kinds of battles, strategies and chess metaphors.
Plenty of metaphors of honor, power, loyalty, etc.
Long Game Metaphors
Chess is the PERFECT game to use as metaphors for long game strategies.
A common metaphor is one guy is playing chess while the other guy is playing checkers.
One is thinking long game, one guy is thinking short game.
Unless short game thinkers get lucky, long game players will always win in the end.
It’s been said that Western politics plays the short game.
Election cycles, short term trends, etc.
But Eastern empires, like China, play the long game.
A common long game, “Chinese” saying is that if you wait by the riverside long enough, you’ll see the enemies of your bodies floating by.
Think of your favorite non-political famous person.
Business genius, athlete, musician, performer, artist.
How did they get there?
Plenty of luck.
But that wouldn’t have gotten there WITHOUT persistence.
Look up your favorite actors on IMDB.
Chances are they started acting when they were in high school or even earlier.
One of the most common problems of modern thinking is EVERYBODY is trapped in short game thinking.
We want results and we want them NOW.
Even better if we can get them magically while we sleep.
Wishing Is Easy
It’s easy to play the magic wishing game.
It’s easy to wait for somebody else do all the work.
It’s easy to copy and paste ideas from TV and not only pretend they are your own, but expect some kind of recognition for your imaginary geniusness.
Everybody can do that.
But what everybody CAN’T do is play the long game.
The long game takes patience.
Embracing the natural feedback loop.
The short game is easy.
The long game is tedious, boring, and lonely.
But the long game is the ONLY path to victory.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.