I have generally thought of myself as successful. But as with many successful people, I have often felt that I should do more, try more or somehow be more. Yet, there is also a guilt with this feeling of more (after all I have a wonderful life). In The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks, this is defined as the upper limit problem.
Based on the human race’s complete timeline, we have only been able to fully enjoy life for an extremely short period of our total existence! Up until recently (the past few hundred years) have we been almost exclusively focused on basic survival. So joy, contentment, and general happiness are “new” for us as a race of beings. And thus the upper limit problem. When things are going too well, our natural instinct is to shut it down so we don’t lose focus on survival (even when that is no longer a problem).
As I processed all the information in this book I found my mindset shifting, clarity on several past events in my life and a deep interest in overcoming my own upper limit problem. What was most fascinating was the almost instant results I saw and felt within my own life. It made such an impact I strongly encouraged my husband to read the book. And even though he is generally more of a skeptic, he had similar results.
The most amazing part of this book was how easy the concepts were to process and apply even though the topic is not what I would categorize as simple. If you feel like you are called to “more” in any area of your life, you too might have an upper limit issue. And because “more” of the best you have to offer will undoubtedly make the world a better place, I encourage you to make The Big Leap and embrace all of the abundance, success and love that is ready to come your way.