Beware of the Gray Elephant From Denmark

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you guard against predictive thinking. Reading time: 2:23.

      

       Are you really thinking or are you simply responding to a well designed system of mind manipulations? Leaders know how easily you can be swept up in wave after wave of well-planned suggestion and swept out to sea?

          Here are two Mind Manipulations that I frequent regularly just to remind myself how easily the mind can be tricked into thinking you are thinking when you are only responding to a pattern of thinking designed by someone else.

            Manipulating Your Mind

      Pick any number between 2 and 9.
Multiply that number by 9. Subtract 5 from that number.
Associate that number with a letter of the alphabet.
If it was 2 then it would be B. If it was 5 then it would be E.
Think of a country that begins with that letter.
Think of the second letter in that country’s name.
Now think of a very large animal jungle that begins with that letter.
Now think of the color of that animal.
How many of you came up with a gray elephant from Denmark?

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