This photo pretty much sums up my Memorial Day weekend. I decided that some downtime was in order, so I parked it in my hammock and read an entire book: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. But this was no ordinary book. It was so intriguing that I could not put it down. It was about conquering your hidden fears and taking your life to the next level. Hello! Isn't this what I've been harping on for months. It was kinda like he was inside my head, taking all of the mixed up and confused thoughts swirling around in there, and putting them in perfect order on the page. What talent!
One of the most powerful concepts that he talks about in the book is the Upper Limit Problem (ULP). This refers to our tendency to focus on or attract negativity when things in our life are going well. We each have our own inner thermostat settings for success, and when we reach or exceed our max setting, we feel uncomfortable, so we usually do something stupid to bring us back down into our comfort zone. We aren't prepared for extraordinary levels of success, or we are programmed to believe that we don't deserve them. But he proposes that it is possible and acceptable to feel good ALL the time, and to achieve greater and greater success in life.
He proposes this mantra: "I expand in abundance, success, and love every day as I inspire those around me to do the same."
Isn't that powerful. The thought that it is OK to achieve greater and greater success in love and life scares so many of us. We're programmed to believe that only a certain level of success is acceptable; that we're doomed to fail if we aim too high. But what if it is true that there are no limits except the ones we impose upon ourselves by accepting our own outdated belief systems and negative self talk as the truth. Hmmmmm......
Till next time,