Thursday, October 3, 2013
The power of persuasion is a mighty tool that can be used for good or bad. Who doesn't get hungry watching a cooking show? Or you think your crafty aptitude goes up by watching a do-it-yourself segment. Some people are born as charmers and others learn manipulation. The fact is that we can often be persuaded in our weak areas.
Aristotle says, 'character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.' Zig Ziglar says, 'the most important persuasion tool in your entire arsenal is integrity.' Wouldn't it be good if we were only persuaded by honest and legitimate means? But no, we must be discerning and stand firm in what is right.
We can all be persuasive if we want something bad enough. After my choking bout with my Subway years ago, I had to stay overnight in the hospital. I was not to have ANY food or water. Well my throat was probably as dry as Moses' throat was in the desert. I begged the nurse for a drink over and over. Although it was against her orders, I persuaded a few ice chips out of her.
Persuasion.......don't raise your voice, improve your argument.