The REAL Weapons of Mass Destruction

Gary Ryan Blair 12-17

An increasing worldwide fear is that we will one day face the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Such weapons include biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological devices, and range from the silent threat of a poison gas attack to a cataclysmic nuclear explosion.

Those who would launch such attacks know many could die, but their fundamental motive is to strike psychological fear and panic into society. Of course this works with devastating effectiveness.

From a performance standpoint there is a much more pervasive, and perhaps, a much more devastating form of weapons of mass destruction that we should concern ourselves with.

These REAL weapons of mass destruction have killed more dreams, ideas, careers, marriages and lives than any Scud Missile ever could.

These weapons are self-inflicted acts of sabotage that people have chosen to embrace and perpetuate.

These weapons are the silent, slow, gradual killers of performance that have caused millions of people in the past, and which will cause millions of people in the future to go to their graves with their hopes, dreams, and passions still inside them.

The REAL Weapons of Mass Destruction

Excuses
Insecurity
Self-Pity
Anger
Lack of Integrity
Inconsistency
Apathy
Lying
Sarcasms
Ambiguity
Procrastination
Self-Doubt
Uncertainty
Laziness
Fear
Worry
Timidity
Ingratitude

Much like an addiction to chocolate, the continuation of these bad habits is like having an addiction to weapons of mass destruction.

For those who think self-discipline and the enforcement of accountability is hard. I suggest you brace yourself for massive regret in 30 years!

I propose a far different view on the weapons of mass destruction. A far more positive, self- imposed form of psychological warfare called weapons of mass production.

These weapons are possessed by all high achievers and are designed to help you construct the winning attitude required to remain competitive amidst the current storm of opportunity and chaos.

The REAL Weapons of Mass Production

Focus
Ambition
Courage
Accountability
Consistency
Gratitude
Boldness
Decisiveness
Commitment
Responsibility
Confidence
Initiative
Discipline
Follow through
Character
Love
Enthusiasm
Integrity

These weapons of mass production are available for anyone who consciously and willfully chooses them. These weapons will produce hard, tangible, massive results and will have far more to do with your success than any factor in your life.

Success is a case study in savvy self-management -- a life filled with cutting-edge ideas, rigorous accountability, and relentless attention to detail. A successful life is a model from which every person can learn.

Be unreasonable and adopt these weapons of mass production.

Massive success requires being both insanely passionate about living up to your absolute best and to a certain extent obsessive about how you do that.

Call to Action

Take a few minutes and identify any potential weapons of mass destruction in the form of personal habits, attitudes and beliefs that you currently engage in. Seriously consider the short and long term impact of these weapons and determine to remove them from your life.

Once completed, develop your list of weapons of mass production and begin to focus on them for greater results, contribution and quality of life.

Gary Ryan Blair is President of The GoalsGuy and the author of Everything Counts! 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence. Everything Counts! is a call to greater awareness of the small details that impact results.


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