The Power Of Three
There are certain numbers that show up in our life that are said to be powerful. The number seven is lucky, 21 can make you a black jack winner, and in the game of craps seven or eleven are considered “Naturals.” One of the most powerful numbers is three.
In Christianity, the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Ghost). In music there are triads and triplets. A circle is defined by three terms (Radius, Diameter, and Circumference). A triangle has three sides, and three points. The average person can only remember three things at one time. It is human memory that makes three a powerful number when trying to set goals and impart knowledge.
There is a mantra in public speaking.
- Tell them what you are going to say
- Say it
- Sit Down
If you are like me, you have been to one of those classes that seemed to drone on forever. When it was all over you had to fight to remember anything significant. Why? Because the theory of three was ignored.
As an example, lets take the Tea Party Movement. They originally listed three issues. These were Free Markets, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Fiscal Responsibility. Three things that are easy to remember. However, they have since added over a dozen other issues. Who can remember all of that?
May the power of the three be with you.