Your Upper Limit Problem

Some good few months back, Chris Guerriero said something that's really stuck with me:🤔

“When you force someone to leave their sandbox, one of two things often happens. Either they resent you for it, or they just find a way to return to it.”

I thought this was interesting…🧐

Especially the second part…

Where people want to return to what’s familiar.

It makes me think of The Big Leap (which is an exceptional mindset book, by the way)…

And in that book, the author talks about the Upper Limit Problem…

Which is where, if we begin having too much success, this internal thermostat kicks on and tries to “regulate” things by taking us back down to normal.

To carry that thermostat analogy even further…

We go from being “on fire” in our lives…

To living a “room temperature” kind of existence.

Now this isn’t all our faults…

We, as humans, are conditioned to love the familiar and dislike change…🤷‍♂️

And any time you’re experiencing tremendous personal growth…

​​You’ll feel the weight of mediocrity start tugging on your pant legs, trying to bring you back down.

So really, the key is to just be wary of this…

When you have an exceptional month or months as a freelancer, or a copywriter, or an entrepreneur…😎

And then suddenly you have a garbage month where everything seems to be going wrong…🙃

It’s worth stopping and asking yourself if the reasons for this bad month are really external…✋

Or if you’ve subconsciously changed or modified your behavior in some way…

A way that you might be blind to…

But that is ensuring you go back to your “normal” mode of struggle or feast-or-famine.

Does that make sense?

I think the only way to consistently have amazing success from a financial perspective, and really from a personal one too…

And to do it year-after-year…

Is to always be guarding against mediocrity and your Upper Limit Thermostat.

It takes time…⏳

But being aware of the problem is a great place to start.

 

– SPG

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