Your Upper Limit Problem
In his book The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks discusses a fascinating concept called the Upper Limit Problem (ULP) .
ULP is where we have a limit to the level of happiness, joy, and good feelings we can experience before we go into self-sabotage.
Most people are unaware of the upper limit problem. But, those who become aware are able to overcome it.
It may sound crazy but it’s true. Often it comes from our subconscious, formed by the experiences we have by the age of 7.
It explains why people who lose a lot of weight have a 95% chance of gaining it back.
It explains why people who win the lottery have an extremely high chance of being worse off financially within 2 years than they were before their win.
This explains why problems in relationships start surfacing once one of the partners has met the ULP of their happiness.
Have you ever run into your upper limit in any area of life? I’m sure you have.
If you’ve experience a certain level of success and happiness before guilt sets in, you find reasons to be unhappy, or you have unfound fear or worry?
Remember, your human brain protects you, not makes you happy, so the upper limit problem makes perfect sense.
Reflect on this for a bit, then hit reply and let me know what comes up for you.
To Your Success!
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