For the uninitiated, Harvey Specter aka Gabriel Macht is a character on USA Network’s TV series SUITS.


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And what has this guy said that inspired a whole blog post you ask ? Here it is.

Harvey: “What are your choices when someone puts a gun to your head?”
Mike: “You do what they say or they shoot you?”
Harvey: “Wrong. 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. If you can’t think for yourself, maybe you’re not cut out for this.”

— Suits

The idea is to Be Street Smart (not just Book Smart); Think Outside the Box, Think on your Feet or whatever name you choose to give it. Because the world will try to push you around, treat you like a door mat, stomp all over you and not give a damn about what you want.  It is up to you to take care of yourself and your needs.

That is not to say that nobody is on your side. The key is to recognise who these people are and who are just pretending to be.

So, the next time you are in a seemingly hopeless situation and it feels like you are backed up against a wall, Think #wwhd (What Would Harvey Do 🙂 )