Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hold on just a little longer…

By M Kipp
You’ve probably heard about ULP before – it’s an Upper Limit Problem as defined by Gay Hendricks.
It basically means that we only allow ourselves to feel “so good” until we create behavior to prevent ourselves from feeling any better.
That is to say, we all have a thermostat of how happy we allow ourselves to be – because if we were any happier, there’s a part of us that thinks we’ll die.
I see ULP’s all the time in my work. Since I’m leading the Writer’s Mastermind here in Ubud, Bali – I’m also seeing our clients overcome their ULP’s and breakthrough to a new level of creative potential they never thought possible.
I don’t believe in self-sabotage. I think it’s a total crock. Think about it – have you ever woken up and thought to yourself, “Well, today feels like a GREAT day to sabotage my dreams?”
Of course not.
But, what I do believe in is self-protection.
We protect ourselves everyday. When we cross the street. With our financial decisions. Going to the doctor – changing our diets, etc., etc.
Protection is key to survival, but we can become too overbearing in our protection and squander our dreams.
You see, right when folks hit their ULP – they want to give up, they want to throw in the towel – but that is the exact moment that you should keep going.
All the major breakthroughs and revelations in my life have come just on the other side of not giving up.
There is a Uni-versal pattern that decrees that just outside the zone where you would normally give up is a world with a greater possibility than you could now imagine with more liberal rules for what’s possible.
The only thing keeping you stuck is a convincing story about why you can’t have what you want. You are self-sabotaging, and you are self-protecting.
But are you protecting yourself to such a degree that you are ULPing all over yourself?
What if you could take this new action, not give up and hold on just a little longer…
What then?
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