Memorize The 48 Laws of Power

Are you ready to get all the power in the world?!? Then this memory challenge is one you don’t want to miss out on!

In the book The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, he talks about how people throughout history have used these laws to gain power in all sorts of ways. Greene then suggests you can uses these laws for yourself to gain power!

I loved this book because of all the historical examples given. It is interesting to see events through the lens of these laws. So the challenge we have is memorizing all 48 laws of power but also be able to know the number of the law.

The order of the laws are important because the first laws have more impact on power than the later laws. Law 1: Never outshine your master is the most important law since it is first. So make sure you memorize the laws with this in mind.

Purpose of challenge: To be able to recall the exact order and position of the laws and to get better at changing abstract ideas to images.

Benefits of challenge: Be able to see others using the laws of power and for you to use the laws of power gain ultimate power!

Here are the 48 laws of power:

  1. Never Outshine the Master
  2. Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends, Learn How to Use Enemies
  3. Conceal Your Intentions
  4. Always Say Less than Necessary
  5. So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard It with Your Life
  6. Court Attention at All Costs
  7. Get Others to Do the Work for You, but Always Take the Credit
  8. Make Other People Come to You – Use Bait If Necessary
  9. Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument
  10. Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
  11. Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
  12. Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victim
  13. When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy or Gratitude
  14. Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
  15. Crush Your Enemy Totally
  16. Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
  17. Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
  18. Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation Is Dangerous
  19. Know Who You’re Dealing with – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
  20. Do Not Commit to Anyone
  21. Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber than Your Mark
  22. Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
  23. Concentrate Your Forces
  24. Play the Perfect Courtier
  25. Re-Create Yourself
  26. Keep Your Hands Clean
  27. Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following
  28. Enter Action with Boldness
  29. Plan All the Way to the End
  30. Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless
  31. Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards You Deal
  32. Play to People’s Fantasies
  33. Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
  34. Be Royal in Your Own Fashion: Act Like a King to Be Treated Like One
  35. Master the Art of Timing
  36. Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is the Best Revenge
  37. Create Compelling Spectacles
  38. Think as You Like but Behave Like Others
  39. Stir up Waters to Catch Fish
  40. Despise the Free Lunch
  41. Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes
  42. Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep Will Scatter
  43. Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others
  44. Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
  45. Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform Too Much at Once
  46. Never Appear Too Perfect
  47. Do Not Go Past the Mark You Aimed For; In Victory, Know When to Stop
  48. Assume Formlessness