Conceal your Intentions
"Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late."
Good afternoon everyone, hope everyones doing well, i've been busy with school and work but here I am to talk more about the principles of power, based on some of my own examples and using some useful quotes to illustrate my points. Thanks again for all your great comments, I really hope that you are all learning something from reading this blog that you can apply to your everyday life to achieve a greatest sense of power within. Writing about this helps me too, and I truly appreciate all the great comments and even the criticisms.
Look forward to a new and improved domain where I will be putting all of my blogs, perhaps adding a few more, of course, I will make them interesting and fun to read! This is probably going to be my longest post, so tell me what you think, what you like/dislike, and I will continue to try and improve!
C O N C E A L Y O U R I N T E N T I O N S
We live in a world where if you ask anybody if they are fine, they will, 99% of the time, reply with a "Yes." Even if your not fine, and feeling sad or depressed, or even angry about something in your everyday life, there is usually little point in revealing to your friends that you feel this way.
Concealing your intentions is a crucial aspect of building power, and one of the most neglected ones in my opinion. It may sound terrible, and evil, to even consider this as a rule of power, but even those who speak out against it are often the ones who are most adept at its practice.
Have you ever heard of a chessmaster who revealed his strategies to his opponents before a major tournament? Or a general who announced his battle plan before waging war on his enemy? Why do you think celebrities think of so many ways to gain publicity through seemingly random occurrences, when in fact they are creating a smokescreen to draw attention away from their true motives? When you meet a girl that you like, you never go straight up to them and tell them directly that you love them and want to be with them, you have to learn how to play the rules of the game, and that often involves concealing your true emotions and motives.
"Keep people off balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defence. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelop them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late."
Everyday when you meet people, most of them are like an open book to be read, I personally feel that at least 85-90% of the population fails to practice this law, and thus brings them a lot of stress, misfortune, and potential failure. There are times when honesty is the right way to go about things, but it is dangerous to be too honest, since it is a "blunt object" which "bloodies more than it cuts."
Imagine, you have great plans for the future, everything is going your way, and success seems within your grasp, yet your friends and allies are doing poorly. If asked, "How are you doing," and you go on and spew out all your plans and reveal the whole truth, whether it be to a friend or a stranger, you are actually alienating them more than anything. Being truthful all of the time with your motives makes you predictable and altogether too familiar, and people will not respect nor inspire any fear from your actions.
Instead, you should tell people what they want to hear, tell them anything except for your true goals. Again, this may sound perverse, evil, and perhaps cruel, but these tactics are being used against you every day, unwittingly by some, but there are other people who are naturals and will strengthen their own power base while confusing you by using these tactics.
Also on a final note, since I have to go to class soon, remember that most of these laws have a reversal where applying them can lead to a negative effect. Use your judgement and apply the laws as you see fit, but do not go overboard with our actions.
"Hide your intentions not by closing up (with the risk of appearing secretive, and making people suspicious) but by talking endlessly about your desires and goals -- just not your real ones. You will kill three birds with one stone: You appear friendly, open, and trusting; you conceal your intentions; and you send your rivals on time-consuming wild-goose chases"
Thanks for taking the time to read this and your continued support and comments are very much appreciated. Make sure to check out my other blogs, i'll try and update them as much as I can with the limited time I have between school and work and always keep it interesting and relevant!
If necessary, i'll add and edit more to this post depending on the comments and questions you have!