There is no one who does not know Game of Thrones, which took the whole world by storm. There are hardly any of us who don’t even watch it.
The audience knows; Although the series takes place in a utopian geography, the character identities and the interaction between the characters in the series are deeply fictionalized in such a way that we can find many things from real life. Each character has their own war, and the ingenious methods they use to survive in this war are different from each other. This presents us with different perspectives.
We never know what awaits us in real life, and this uncertainty is felt while watching Game of Thrones, unless we get spoilers… That’s why Game of Thrones tells an exciting but most importantly realistic story.
If you’re ready, let’s take a trip to Westeros to make better and smarter decisions in your own life.
1) Always remind yourself who you are
Embrace all aspects of your personality. Confess your deepest, most secret thoughts to yourself first. Don’t let the person you show be different from the person you actually are. Your weaknesses are actually your uniqueness. You will feel stronger if you show these sides instead of hiding them.
“Never forget who you are. The rest of the world will not forget. Wear who you are as armor so that it cannot be used to harm you.” -Tyrion Lannister
2) Dare to dream more
Being content with less is a phenomenon that we cannot observe in any of the powerful characters in Game of Thrones. On the contrary, they act with the perspective of “if I can dream, I can have it”. With this perspective, they first convince themselves of what they can achieve, and this leads them to devise the most clever plans. Remember that you must first believe so that you can act.
“Make the most of every opportunity. The world belongs to those who dare to dream.” -Lord Petyr Baelish
3) Find the belief that will be the source of your strength
Undoubtedly, all the characters gave difficult struggles from each other from time to time. Their belief was the biggest force that allowed them to survive in those unbearable moments. Some were fed by the feeling of revenge, some by loyalty, and some by their devotion to their own blood. Their belief that drove them to perseverance enabled them to survive.
“When life gets tough, you get stronger.” – Arya Stark
4) Don’t take anything lightly
Game of Thrones often advises us not to belittle the situations or people being fought. Contempt is a big trap that easily misleads people. Whatever you’re struggling with, look with a magnifying glass rather than simplifying it. You will see what you cannot see.
“The biggest idiots are usually smarter than the guys who laugh at them.” -Tywin Lannister
5) Think worst case scenario
Being prepared for the worst will always put you one step or maybe two steps ahead and avoid being caught off guard. Just like a game of chess, if you take all the possibilities into account, you’ll have an exit plan ready for the worst-case scenario. You can also cleverly plan what to do and when.
“It is better to wait for the right time than to risk everything.” – Davos Seaworth
6) Always believe in yourself and most of all in yourself
In this article, I think that the audience will definitely bring Daenerys Targaryen to mind first. The story of Khaalesi, who, as a woman who was forced into marriage in exchange for money, evolved into the strongest candidate in the war for the throne with her hard struggle, is quite inspiring in this respect. Also known as the Mother of Dragons, she believes so much in herself that this belief makes others believe in her to the point of self-sacrifice.
As a result, believing in yourself is your most important and indestructible fortress that you will never abandon.
“I am not an ordinary woman. My dreams come true.” -Daenerys Targaryen
7) Create your own luck
Waiting for luck to knock on your door is nothing but a waste of time. Only if you build your own victory will it become the strongest and it will be just as difficult to destroy.
“Anyone who is lucky and stupid can find himself born into power. But earning it for yourself takes real effort.” -Varys
8) Don’t stop fighting for what you deserve until you die
The strong characters of Game of Thrones firmly believe in what they think they deserve, and they never stop fighting to the last drop of their blood for this cause. While doing this, their attitudes towards their enemies either lead them to success or bring them to the end of the road.
“Always confuse your enemies. If they never know who you are or what you want, they may never know what you want to do next. Sometimes the best way to surprise them is to make moves that don’t have a purpose, or even seem counter-productive.” -Lord Petyr Baelish
9) Use your love sparingly
Life always tests us through our sensitive points. The situations where we are most powerless are undoubtedly the moments when we are close to losing the things we are attached to with love. The more control you have over your feeling of love, the more control you have over your life.
“The more people you love, the weaker you become. You do things you know you shouldn’t. You act foolishly to keep them happy, to keep them safe. Do not love anyone but your children.” –Cersei Lannister