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Protect Yourself From Yourself

When the virus arrived…

It found a world with preexisting conditions, multiple Achilles heels…and it exploited them ruthlessly.

Chronic ills — a corrupt political class, a rigid bureaucracy, a heartless and highly leveraged economy, a divided and distracted public — had gone untreated for years.

We had learned to live, uncomfortably, with the symptoms.

It took the scale and intimacy of a pandemic to expose their severity…

And to shock the world with the recognition that these preexisting conditions, these highly vulnerable Achilles heels are in fact the true weapons of mass destruction.


In the midst of your strength there are areas of weakness and vulnerability.

You have strengths that make you who you are.

You also have weaknesses that when exposed could potentially lead to your downfall.

It’s a safe bet that you’re dealing with the consequences of an exposed Achilles heel as you read these words.

More on that in just a moment…

The powerful Greek warrior Achilles was mortally wounded from a heel wound.

Superman was incapacitated by Kryptonite.

Popeye just ain’t Popeye without Spinach.

The strongest leaders have mortal weaknesses too.

We all have them.

So, let’s get down to brass tacks…

What is your Achilles heel?

Think about your fatal weaknesses, your greatest areas of vulnerability in light of your overall strength.

What is the thing or things that could potentially harm you, your family, your future and your finances.

To be perfectly clear on this point…

What is it that if and when exposed would make things very difficult or impossible to overcome in your life and career?

I’m quite certain you know exactly what it is.

And as mentioned just a moment ago…

There’s a good chance that this pandemic may very well have already outed you.

Is it…Moral Failure?

What needs to happen or change immediately to ensure this is not an issue for you and your family?

Is it…Prideful Ego?

Would a tall dose of humility help you and your future?

Is it…Wanting Excess?

Is there a hunger for more that could lead you to less?

Is it…Indebtedness?

What radical changes must be implemented with immediate effect and ruthless discipline?

Is it…Apathy, Alcohol, Anger, Laziness, Poor Diet, Porn, Too Much TV, Bitching, Moaning and Complaining?

What’s interesting about this list is that any one of these characteristics, in big enough doses…

Can and will sabotage a perfectly fine career, marriage, family or reputation.


I’m happy to report that there is good news along with a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.

If you’re game for a good fight…here’s your medicine.

You are your own best teacher, coach and cheerleader.

You know where you’re coming from…

You know where you want to go.

You know the triggers that expose your vulnerabilities.

You are well aware by now that behavior never lies…that what you do, is who you are.

You know where the bodies are buried.

You know where the secrets are kept.

You know the names of the skeletons in your closet.

You know what can take you down, clean your clock and wipe you out.

That’s why I’m calling you out right now…

I want you to stop and think.

Retire into yourself and identify the areas that could lead to your downfall.

Develop and commit to a plan on how you can protect against it.

If not for yourself…

Do it for your family…

Do it for anyone who depends upon you.

Do it because it’s in your area of control.

Do it because it’s the right thing to do.

Do it before it’s too late.

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Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to accelerate their results, achieve 10X size goals and transform every area of their life and career — FAST.



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