Today is National Superhero Day, and to celebrate, I’m sharing a post all about my favorite part of superhero movies… the villains.
For most people, movie villains are some of the most hated characters in film, not me though. But, even if they’re not your favorite, you have to admit – they do have characteristics that provide some very valuable life and business lessons. Keep reading to find out nine lessons learned from movie villains.
- Don’t give up. Villains are super motivated to succeed. Even when they’re losing, they’re not giving up. They fight for what they want, until the very end. Be just as committed to your cause. Be just as committed to accomplishing your goals.
- Know your enemy. Villains are all about knowing their enemy from the inside out. That’s how they get in their head and do all their dastardly doings. In business, educate yourself on your competitor. Know who they are, what they’re selling, how they’re selling it, who their customers are and what/why they’re buying.
- Always have a plan. Villains always have a plan. Hell, their plans have plans. Plan for everything you want. You know what they say… “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”
- Think BIG. Be a goal-setting badass. Villains always do it big. They don’t know the meaning of thinking small. Set big goals for yourself or your business, then keep going until you achieve them.
- Be confident. Movie villains are confident to the point of arrogance. Don’t be like that. But, do believe in yourself. Believe that you will accomplish your goals.
- Be passionate. About everything you do. If you have no passion for it, don’t do it. Period.
- Have a good sense of humor. Movie villains are always saying something funny. Humor is such an important part of life. You have to be able to laugh at yourself.
- Be ambitious. Be willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and accomplish your goals.
- Be creative. Villains are some of the most creative characters in movies (and literature). They’re always thinking of new and interesting ways to accomplish their goals. You should too. Your tactics should always evolve to fit whatever situation you’re in.
Do you have any lessons add? Share them in the comments section below.