The Gandalf Syndrome

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Pretty often, book [or movie or series] characters push others to get things done — to get the most out of themselves.

These characters seem to be powerful, wise, and to have done great things before, but they don’t really exemplify it. They don’t take action.

Instead, they motivate others to pursue their goals. Goals that — while seemingly impossible at first — are achieved in the end. Even when those others thought they were not capable of doing it.

Is someone motivating you to achieve your goals? And, more importantly, Who are you motivating?

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