Four Lessons from Harvey Specter

Suits, an American tv show, is charming viewers around the globe not just because of good-looking actors and credible performances but mainly because of the tenable script.

Harvey Specter, the youngest senior partner of the Pearson-Hardman law firm and best closer in New York, gives us lessons about winning life’s games. Here are my top 4 favorite lines.

1. “Win a no win situation by rewriting the rules.”

Challenge the game. Defy limits. Reshape perspective. What is true today, maybe false tomorrow. The rules today can change tomorrow. There are so many ways of playing any game. This is fearless and creativity, have it in your system.

Winners do not wait for windows of opportunities. They create them. Even a 1% chance can deliver victory.  Sometimes what we just need is to step back, look at the whole picture and figure out the rest.

2. “What are your choices when someone puts a gun to your head? You take the gun, or you pull out a bigger one. Or, you call their bluff. Or, you do any one of a hundred and forty six other things.”

We, at times, are pushed to the wall with nowhere to run. The idea is not to give up easily.  Winners push themselves to their limits. Try things and it may turn into a good fortune. Fight on.

3. “Get it through your head, first impressions last. You start behind the 8 ball, you’ll never get in front.”

Classic catchphrase. People brand people from first impressions. Create a lasting effect by starting great. Show what you can do with your best shot. Make them think of you when they hear your favorite adjective – awesome maybe?

4. “The second they start making progress they screw up, because deep down they think its only a matter of time before they fail. They’d rather fall from the third floor than the penthouse”

Do not be afraid to aim for the stars. Do not think that failure is an option. Aim for the best because you deserve the best. They say the higher you aim, the harder you fall, the higher you bounce. Take chances and turn it around.

Watch Suits and enjoy the arguments!

(Image is not mine.)

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18 Comments

  1. Super nice article about Harvey Specter! I love the way Harvey Specter works. especially the point about rewriting the rules, i love. That counts in every situation. when the rules are not in your favour. change them.
    thanks for a good article!

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  2. This is quite nice. I have a different take on #3.
    “3. “Get it through your head, first impressions last. You start behind the 8 ball, you’ll never get in front.”

    Classic catchphrase. People brand people from first impressions. Create a lasting effect by starting great. Show what you can do with your best shot. Make them think of you when they hear your favorite adjective – awesome maybe?”

    I want most people to underestimate me. There is strength in hidden power.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Sometimes, timing is the key. The things that you are made of or you’re capable of may be revealed at some proper time in order to achieve a certain goal. Keeping people in the dark maybe good sometimes, but, I’ve been on the corporate world for 5 years and I can validate that first impressions create judgment. But still, it’s good to surprise people when they underestimate you.

      Thanks for checking my blog! :))

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  3. Just like to write some thing about winner.
    Life is a game no one cam win. Winner are not those who have not tasted failure but rather those who failed again and again and never give up. Winner learn from every failure and take step for victory and never look back.

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