I have been experiencing some upper limits recently. Yes, *|FNAME|* coaches, teachers, and yogis have growing pains just like everyone. We teach what we know best. I have been absent from my blog and newsletters since April. I have been complacent, resting in a comfort zone and not stretching my limits. Why you ask? I couldn’t have told you until I read a new book this past weekend.
Like many things in life, the message comes to us when we are ready. In the book, “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks, the author talks about the subconscious Upper Limits we have on our happiness. He says most of us have a belief that when we find success, financial abundance, love that we will feel content and satisfied with our lives. In reality, what happens when we find ourselves in the midst of good things happening to us, they are followed by misfortune and negative thoughts that result in canceling out the good that has happened.
I can relate to his statements big time. I had a conversation with a coach when my mom became critically ill for the second time in two years. I said, “Every time I get momentum and inspiration in my business, something needs my attention.” A family member becomes seriously ill, a water pipe froze and flooded my basement, and ice dams created leaking water in my house. This spring, I went to the East Coast to do a couple of presentations. I had worked with a coach on how to create a great presentation and put so much energy and love into creating the talk. I was so excited to take my message on the road. I lost my voice and ended up canceling my second presentation.
Have you ever experienced any of the following?
Started a workout program and given up when you started to see results?
Been in a healthy relationship but found yourself beginning to pick fights with your significant other?
Got a promotion or an award at work and found yourself sick after the recognition?
Lost a significant amount of weight and put it back on?
Your business starts to make a lot of money and your furnace breaks down?
Recently I went from being in a long distance relationship to moving in together. I haven’t been blogging or sending out newsletters. Moving forward in my business has felt overwhelming and paralyzing. While reading this book, I can see so many of my client’s stories and their faces of longing when they talk about what it is they want in their life.
My Upper Limit Belief was that I can’t have love and success in my business. And my answer to that story is, “Watch me!”
We subconsciously believe that we only deserve a certain level of goodness in our lives. When this level is challenged, our sneaky subconscious will throw monkey wrenches into our reality to keep us in our comfort zone.
Post in the comments below: How are you getting in your own way of living your joy-filled life?