When faced with anything in your life, how many steps ahead do you think? When interacting with friends, coworkers, family members, business dealings, and any other encounter, do you think a number of steps ahead, trying to anticipate what will be said? Well, you should. The more moves you can think ahead, the better advantage you will have over any situation you encounter.
Thinking Ahead; Chess Of Life
If you are only thinking step by step in your life encounters, you are going to get crushed and manipulated by anyone that thinks ahead more than one move. Don’t let this trap happen to you. Think what will be done in response to your actions, and then anticipate your next move and so on and so on. A perfect example of this is when talking to beautiful girls at night clubs. If you have ever tried to speak with them, you will notice right away that they have a killer response to anything you can say. Usually these responses shut you down right away and are so good, you can’t say anything in response. You usually end up making a fool out of yourself. The reason these females are so good at this sort of thing is because they most likely have had significant experience dealing with people talking to them, and over time starting at a young age they learned how to respond in a very effective way. In all dealings in life, if you can deal with the most intelligent players of the chess game, come out unscathed, and still have a rationale answer for anything that they can say, then I can say with high certainty that you must be a decent player of the game of life.
The Opening, The Middle, And The End
The Opening – When starting interaction with another, make sure you open in a common way which keeps yourself safe and protected, don’t expose yourself too much, and don’t do anything too extreme. These are exactly the same methods that must be followed in a chess opening to gain maximum initial position.
The Middle – The middle game can be the most difficult. The middle game entails moving back and fourth with one move drastically changing the game ahead and the moves that might be made in response. All it takes is one ground breaking move to completely throw off the strategy of your opponent. The more experience you have, the better you can deal with the middle game. I feel one of the most important principles to follow during the middle game is to stay conservative, yet to strike when vulnerabilities present themselves. You should be able to exploit these openings in ways that keep you safe and protected.
The End – This is where you need to finish off your opponent with a closing move or statement. In order to do this most effectively, you must finish your opponent in a way where they have no moves available. Corner them; trap them; keep them from having any options. If you are able to position yourself such that you can completely destroy your opponent, you will have effectively removed the weapons and defenses of your opponent. It is only when your opponent is in a position of total vulnerability that you can can completely crush your opponent without the possibility of defense.
Conclusion About The Chess Of Life
Never allow yourself to become too vulnerable. Always plan for the unexpected and hope for the best. Base your actions on solid principles of thinking ahead, opening, middle game, and end game, as well as basic concepts of the art of war such as leaving your opponent in a complete state of vulnerability. Following these every day concepts in your daily life when interacting with others will always keep you way ahead of the game. To be successful with people, family, friends, and life, maintaining your power and advantageous position will allow you to dominate whatever it is that you desire.