In 1982, scientists pulled a shipwreck from the ocean and swarmed the traditional “body guards” onboard.
But these have been no peculiar physique guards. These have been English Longbowmen, some of essentially the most feared warriors of all time. They had the ability to smoke a goal 500 years away, which required 150-200 kilos of pulling energy (triple the resistance of a mean bow). This meant these warriors spent most of their life simply constructing sufficient energy to make use of the longbow.
However, this brutal coaching took a critical toll on their physique.
In truth, researchers can simply establish longbowmen by their “buff skeletons” and one cumbersome arm (often 48% bigger). Plus, many confirmed overuse accidents within the shoulder and decrease again.
So their super-human energy got here at a main value.
Reminds me of a quote a good friend as soon as hit me with, “It’s as if our best weak point is our best energy.” It was true for the English Longbowmen. And it is true for most individuals too. Often what we name a weak point is actually a energy.
(And that is generally why we maintain onto it).
For instance, to illustrate worrying is your Achilles heel. And in some ways it hurts you…
… But on the identical time, worrying may very well serve you. It might will let you anticipate future penalties and take motion forward of time.
Or possibly your downfall is perfection. And possibly at occasions it paralyzes you and stresses the heck out of you…
… But on the identical time, chances are high, perfection additionally serves you in some methods. For many individuals, it pushes them to kick their efficiency into excessive gear.
So then the query turns into:
Has your energy became a weak point?
Has it became one “bulky arm” like our pals the Longbowmen?
If so, restore stability to the alternative aspect.
Take perfectionism as an example:
One technique to restore stability is to drop your commonplace a pair notches to the ‘adequate’ line. Not the ‘slop line’. Good sufficient. (If you give a process one other day… one other week… one other month… it is all the time going to be higher). Work till you hit that line, then ship it off. In Chapter 17 of Primal Panic Solutions I share 5 extra methods to revive stability to perfection and turn out to be extra productive within the course of.
But first off, determine what your “weakness” does for you… how does it serve you… what does it provide you with…
You might imagine, it does nothing for me!
But you may be shocked.
Let this one sit on the again burner and see what involves you.