Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Power of Suggestion
Every human being is susceptible to clever marketing messages and the enticing images that marketers put out when they are trying to build a customer base. All one has to do is turn on the t.v to see the food industry flooding our consciousness with tasty looking food items. And people want to know why Americans are so fat!
Will power only goes so far and the power of suggestion is a lot stronger than most people think. Hell, most people probably don't realize that they buy things they don't want or need because it has been cleverly suggested to them by marketers or friends.
The trick is to make people feel like THEY are really the ones making decisions about what they are buying. In reality they had less to do with what was purchased than they would like to think. People fall prey to the power of suggestion everyday in every aspect of their lives. This is why people come home with expensive merchandise they do not really want. The power of suggestion is what makes a salesman succeed. The power of suggestion is why people say a few certain words to someone with the intentions of planting a seed in someones mind and watching it grow until the person is doing what they wanted them to do while believing it is their idea and what they want to do!
In reality, most people are far less in control of their decisions than they would like to think. Lack of control makes people mad and scared. When one becomes conscious of the power of suggestion they will see how much the media and society influence people's decisions. Becoming aware of this will allow YOU to begin taking control over your decisions without being so heavily influenced by the media or friends.