One of the most impactful books I’ve ever read is Gay Hendricks’ The Big Leap. I find it helpful to revisit it in mid-January because it reminds me of this concept he discovered called “The Upper Limiting Problem.” In short, we each have a limit on how much abundance, success, and love we think we deserve. Once we start to get close to those thresholds, we self-sabotage and create chaos to stay within the boundaries we’re familiar with.
The key to tapping into your highest potential is to start observing where you hold yourself back. In this episode, I share four of my upper limits and how I’m actively working to break through them.
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Episode Timeline & Discussion Questions
(0:36) Welcome back to Earn Your Happy. Today, Lori is talking about upper limiting and how it shows up in her life.
(0:56) The term “upper limiting” comes from Gay Hendricks’ The Big Leap. Lori summarizes what the concept is about.
(2:29) Lori shares the four ways that she tends to upper limit herself.
(5:32) Lori talks about the systems and processes that she has in place to prevent procrastination.
(7:11) Lori notes that she always used to get sick during the new year because she would push herself too hard.
(8:20) Lori explains why it’s so harmful to go back to the things and the people that once validated you.
(12:49) Lori shares how she’s shifted her mindset when it feels like everything is going wrong
(14:34) Lori highlights some examples of self-sabotage.