As I was talking with my accountability partner, Susan, yesterday, I explained the struggle I am having with finishing my book. It has been a fabulous and challenging 2-year journey and I am so close to publishing but unfortunately, there always seems to be one more thing that needs to get done. Without hesitation, Susan said, “Sounds like you have an Upper Limit Problem.”
Being unfamiliar with that term, which was first coined by Gay Hendricks in his book, “The Big Leap,” I asked Susan to explain. Apparently, we all have an internal thermometer that gauges our safe zone for our upper limit. Have you ever felt things were so good for so long that you were certain something had to go wrong to restore equilibrium? And then it did and you were not surprised—you actually expected it. This mechanism of self-sabotage is the brain’s subconscious way of ensuring that we stay within our “safe zone.”
I am so close to having my book published that I’m scared. I’m resisting the next step because this is uncharted territory for me. I have reached my upper limit and my subconscious mind is saying “Stop! It’s not safe!” What success are you scared of? Can you resonate with my fear? I’m honestly petrified and maybe you are too. I’m determined to push through this upper limit—what about you? Will you join me? Heck, it’s just unfounded fear. We got this!