Throughout history, great nations became empires not by fighting foreign wars, but by quelling internal uprising. Leaders such as Genghis Khan of Mongolia and Shi Huang Di of China did this.However, certain empires fell because of infighting, and rebellion – external forces are supplementary factors. The Romans fell partly because it was divided into two, and rebellions throughout it were widespread.
The same thing applies in real life: for you to become a great empire, you need to battle and defeat your inner demons, as well as disregard what they tell you. Here are some of the best examples of what they say, and what you must do to counter them.