How To Apply The 48 Laws Of Power In Everyday Life?

1. One Law at a Time

People love the 48 Laws of Power. But the brain has limits to how many things it can remember, focus on, and improve, at one time. Optimize your learning by choosing only one law to apply at a time.

Try making a list of your greatest weaknesses. For example, you might be gullible, trusting, quick to worry. Try asking the people who know you best what your number one weakness is.

2. Select a Tool

Once you’ve determined a single weakness you want to work on, scan through this article that summarizes each of the 48 Laws of Power. Select one that would help fix your main weakness.

For example, if you are too talkative, try law 4, say less than necessary.

If you are are too quiet, try law 18, don’t build a fortress.

3. Incremental Practice

Incremental practice means breaking down your goals into small, easily accomplish able chunks. Studies show small goals that lead to a desirable result are significantly more motivating than just one large goal. For example:

Major Goal: Make $100,000 a year.

Minor Goals: Learn to program. Rule out types of jobs that can’t make enough money. Learn JavaScript. Learn common interview questions. Learn algorithms. Learn ReactJs. Learn Typescript. Learn NodeJs. Get an interview. Get a job offer. Get two companies to compete for my attention. Switch jobs every two years.

Once you’ve determined these smaller goals, list them from easiest to most difficult. Then make at least one effort a day to practice those smaller goals. For example:

Do at least one section on the Free Code Camp learning JavaScript page, every day.

The key is to practice daily. Put yourself into situations where you tend to make the mistake you want to fix. If you are too agreeable, try talking to someone who is argumentative. Do this over and over again until you start to push back. Incremental practice leads to large results over time.

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