whip them with your mind
a penny for your thoughts
Abraham Lincoln was at a party, socializing as a man in his position would. Also there at this social event was the world champion boxer. Now, this boxer was not well known and he figured that if he fought Abe Lincoln that everyone would know who he was, so he went up to honest Abe and challenged him to a boxing match. Of course Abe refused but this boxer insisted that they were going to fight. He gave Abe the opportunity to select the time and the place or put up his dukes right then and there.
Abe thought about it for a moment and in keeping peace at the party he suggested that they box at the river, the next day at noon. The boxer excepted this and all went well for the rest of the night.
The next day, at noon the boxer waited for Abe at the river’s edge and finally Abe showed up. The boxer went to putting his dukes up to fight and Abe said, “hold on a minute. I get to choose where and when. When is at noon and where… is in the river.” The boxer was a tad bit reluctant but honored Abe’s request. They both stepped into the river and Abe of course being 6’4 had the advantage over this 5’10 boxer who soon realized he was shoulder deep in water and would not win this fight and give up.
‘whip them with your mind’
Attila, better known as Attila the Hun, would have his army beat many drums as they approached a town or village that they were about to attack. The sound of many drums pounding instilled fear in the town folk long before Attila arrived with his troops and victory was always his because he….
‘whipped them with his mind’
it is better to extend and open hand
rather than swing a closed fist
if at all possible
whip them with your mind!