Sunday, August 30, 2009

How to Have Power and Influence Over Others

We all want to be powerfull. We want others to respect us and honor our wishes. However, there are good ways and bad ways to earn that respect, through fear or through honor.

There are three ways to have power and influence over others:

Force - This is the easiest way to have power over a person. They don't have a choice, they have to submit to your authority.
Slavery - By a person's lust of the flesh, they become indebted to another person either by desire or greed.
Honor - This is the best and most desirable situation, where a person behaves in such an honorable way that others willingly submit to their authority.

The president should be just such an honorable person. I pray I am as honorable as well.